Art Exhibit: Sitting Allowance by Peterson Kamwathi, from Jun 23 2009 @ Goethe-Institut

June 19, 2009 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Peterson Kamwathi – Sitting Allowance, Solo show
Opening 23.06.2009, 6.00 pm
info: +254 20 2224640, prog2@nairobi.goethe.org

Peterson Kamwathi, one of the most involved artists of the Kenyan art scene today, was, like William Kentridge, an animator who then chose drawing as his medium. With his series of large-sized drawings Sitting Allowance he presents a major work he has been working on for more than a year. It is a courageous artistic reflection of the most important topics in Kenya’s recent history: the post-election crisis.

Sitting Allowance is comprised of eight core charcoal on paper drawings. The drawings symbolize and defamiliarize local and international institutions that were an integral part of the electoral process of 2007, giving room for reflection rather than confrontation or making judgements. An enigmatic, challenging and dark artistic comment on Kenyas political and social constitution.

Entry filed under: art exhibits.

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