Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum

May 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

Pot and Identities
Opening and Book Launch: May 7, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free

Until: June 30, 2016
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Pots and Identities: The language of clay
Pottery is one of the most enduring artifacts in the archaeological record. It has been used the world over to provide relative dates for sites and also to reconstruct life ways of the prehistoric people.

This exhibition is the archaeologist version of the Kenyan history and the contemporary practices of potters/ artists through the language of clay. In both cases, the identity of the potter is easily discernible from either the style or decorations of the pot.

In some cases, archaeological data cannot stand alone and archaeologists have used present day practices to interpret their data. Some of the comparative data include studies on pottery functions, pottery making technologies, innovation and diffusion…

Outstanding archaeological and traditional pottery alongside contemporary works by Magdalene Odundo, Mzee Edward Njenga, Waithira Chege and Emmanuel Ondif among others.

Book Launch
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.

Entry filed under: art exhibits, books. Tags: , , , .

Talk: Understanding the Deception by Jane de Sausmarez, May 5 2016 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery Out of Town: Live and Die in Afrika – Sauti Sol’s Tour, May 7 2016 @ Meru Technical

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Nairobi Now Weekly!

Make the most of Nairobi Now: Subscribe to our weekly email

Do you?

Follow Nairobi Now on Twitter


%d bloggers like this: