[Extended] Exhibition: In Vitro by Leo Coimbra, Until Jan 31 2020 @ Nairobi National Museum


Brazilian visual artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work.

Opening Date: December 1, 2019
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5 pm
Free entry to the opening

Exhibition runs until 31st December 2019 January 31, 2020
Time: Daily 9 am to 5 pm
Entry: Normal museum rates apply

About
Brazilian Visual Artist Leo Coimbra presents to the Kenyan and East African public her most recent installations as well as a retrospective of her work. She has previously exhibited in New York, Washington, New Delhi, Quito, Lima, Mexico and several Brazilian cities.

The “In Vitro” show at the Nairobi National Museum follows a successful solo exhibition held at the Museum of the Republic in Brasília, in February 2019.

The installations present in reused and recycled jars and glass containers a fascinating collection of objects and images, inspired by the Victorian “cabinets of curiosities” and “rooms of wonder”. In the artist’s words, they represent “a narrative of survival”.

The retrospective also contains paintings, collage, textile and assemblages from previous series. In “circulars”, the artist explores the many meanings and interpretations of the circle and circularity: the circle of life, the eternal beginning. In “healing work” and “prayer flags”, Leo Coimbra explores forms of devotional popular painting common in the rural areas of Latin America and Asia, the concept of Art used as Cure or as the staging of the cure. Her “boxes”, inspired by Joseph Cornell, talk of the “poetic theater of memory”

Leo Coimbra is currently residing in Kenya

November 22, 2019 at 9:46 am 1 comment

Screening: Tomorrow Documentary, Jan. 28 2020 @ The Alchemist Bar – Westlands


Date: January 28, 2020
Venue: The Alchemist Bar – Westlands
Time: 8 pm

As mankind is threatened by the collapse of the ecosystems, Cyril, Mélanie, Alexandre, Laurent, Raphäel and Antoine, all in their thirties, explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children, and with them, future generations. Using the most successful experiments in every area (agriculture, energy, habitat, economy, education, democracy…) they try to put back together the puzzle which may tell a new story of the future.

https://www.demain-lefilm.com/en

https://www.facebook.com/events/2730779010502320/

January 24, 2020 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

NOMA! An XR Experience, Jan. 23 – Feb. 4 2020 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium


Dates: Until February 4, 2020
Venue: Goethe-Institut Kenya

NOMA!An XR Experience
The integration of visual art forms with Virtual and Augmented Reality and deploying these technologies in a learning and experimental context while building capacity and exposing artists to these new arts formats form the pillars to the three-month program State of the ARt.

The fusion at the intersection of technology between artists and tech visionaries can be experienced from 23rd January – 04th February, 2020 at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium.

January 24, 2020 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Writers’ Forum: Mbogi ya Mawriters, Jan. 25 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: January 25, 2020
Venue: Médiathèque, Alliance Française
Time: 2 pm
Entrance: Free

Vincent de Paul is an Author/Freelance Writer, Editor and Publisher. He has published 11 books (two novels, three collections of flash fiction stories, and six poetry books). He has also been published in anthologies in Kenya and West Africa (Through the Journey of Hope by the Writers Guild Kenya and Black Communion: An Anthology of Poems by New Age African Poets in West Africa).

January 22, 2020 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: ‘Facing Life’, by Olivia Pendergast, Jan. 25 – Feb. 23 2020 @ #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate


Opens: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree Estate (One Off Contemporary Art Gallery)

Until: February 23, 2020

About
One Off proudly opens the year with an exhibition of glorious portraits (and a couple of beautiful landscapes) by Olivia Pendergast. ‘Facing Life’ is vintage Pendergast.

Rich oil painting replete with her signature over-drawing.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Atlantico – Angola and Sao Tome & Principe Contemporary, Jan 22 – Feb. 21 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery


Opens: Wednesday 22 Jan, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6 – 8 pm

Runs until 21 February 2020

Featuring: Babu | Uólofe Griot | Ricardo Kapuka | António Ole | Kapelo Paulo | Daniela Ribiero
Kwame Sousa | Joana Taya | Nelo Teixeira | Van | Franciso Vidal | Zbi

ATLANTICO: ANGOLA AND SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE CONTEMPORARY
Circle’s first exhibition for 2020 is a group show featuring 11 artists from Angola and one from São Tomé & Príncipe; a combination of established masters & emerging artists living in Angola and the diaspora. ATLANTICO presents a cross-section of the varied practices developing in contemporary art from this geographical region of Atlantic Africa.

All the works embrace fiction and non-fiction; incorporating personal, political, economic, cultural, and mythological themes.

The exhibition is curated by Dominick A. Maia Tanner, producer-curator and gallerist at ‘ELA-Espaço Luanda Arte’.

He is also the founder of ´Angola AIR´ the country´s first artist-in-residence programme for non-Angolans artists and collectors.

January 17, 2020 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday with Brian Sigu, Jan. 22 2020 @ Alliance Française


Date: January 22, 2020
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
Brian Sigu taught himself music at a tender age finding inspiration from his grandfather. Over the years he has perfected his art by singing with various bands since leaving high school. His Afro fused rhythms delivered with passion and energetic intensity result in a captivating performance.
Sigu believes anything is possible if you feel it in your heart and is currently working on his new album, JA’MBAKA

January 17, 2020 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Uncovering Freedom: on Sudan’s Historic Revolution – Khalid Albaih in Conversation with Rozan Ahmed, Jan. 17 2020 @ Circle Art Gallery

Uncovering Freedom
Date: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
Venue: Circle Art Gallery
Time: 6-8 pm

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