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Exhibition: Artists Against Extinction, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2017 @ The Polka Dot Art Gallery

An exhibition of paintings and photography by a collection on Kenya’s top artists

Launch of Artists Against Extinction Exhibition
Date & Time: Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6.30 pm
Venue: The Polka Dot Art Gallery
Location: The Souk, Dagoretti Rd, Karen

Exhibition is on until: July 23, 2017

Founded by Karen Laurence-Rowe, Artists Against Extinction is a group of artists who are trying to help stem this frightening trend in a powerful way… through their art! The artist’s chosen are all experts in their genre and the work in the gallery is extraordinary! Every artwork sold from the site will generate 20% to a conservation charity of the artists choice.

So a sale here actually helps preserve various species!

June 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: On the Outside Looking In by Richard Kimathi, Jun. 24 – Jul. 25 2017 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Opening: June 24, 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery
Time: noon – 5 pm

Open Until July 25, 2017

Richard Kimathi along with four other Kenyans are representing their country at the Venice Biennale. One Off Gallery is enormously proud to host a show of Richard’s latest work in Kenya from 24th June, titled ‘On the outside looking in’. Always experimenting and pushing the envelope, in this series Kimathi uses metal as his painting surface. And as ever, he explores the emotionally charged political climate surrounding us.

June 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Nilotic by Philip Ondik, Jun. 23 2017 – Jul. 28 2017 @ The BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road Kileleshwa

Date: June 23, 2017
Venue: The BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition will run until 28th July, 2017.

June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Tingatinga Collection, Jun. 18 – Jul. 16 2017 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

The Tingatinga Collection: From simply Genuine to authentic Fake | Image via the Gallery

Opening: June 18, 2017
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Until: July 16, 2017

The Tingatinga Collection: From simply Genuine to authentic Fake

In this exhibition the Red Hill Art Gallery shows a collection of artworks from the first generation Tingatinga painters: Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga, Kaspar Henrick Tedo, Mandu Adeusi – and Mohamed Charinda and George Lilanga.

Some of these artworks were obtained directly from the artist and others through galleries. Most of the Tingatingas were acquired privately. They purported to be ‘authentic’, however the beauty and simplicity of the paintings prevailed over the certainty of their authenticity. Provenance in this area is rarely certain.

June 15, 2017 at 11:58 am Leave a comment

Art and Poetry: Masculinity vs Femininity, Jun. 18 2017 @ Safaricom House, Michael Joseph Centre

Date: June 18th, 2017
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: from 3-6 PM
Tickets: Advance: 500/- (available here) and at the Gate 1,000/-

Performances by: Abu Sense, Shikkiey, Trabolee, Zeshari Jean and a surprise artist
Digital Art Display: by Kelvin Kaesa
Caricatures by KaaToony Caricatures
Catering by Sweetooth delights KE

Masculinity & Femininity by cultural instinct are gender assigned: men are masculine, women are not. Masculinity is a male enamored trait, and its admiration also makes it fragile. Femininity is female, soft, needed, but weak. Our social constructs depend on an incorrect gender-binary definition, but masculine and feminine is more dual than we realise. Maybe a single person can be both masculine and feminine – a concept we will be exploring through different art forms during the next Art & Poetry

June 12, 2017 at 10:38 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Sensing Nairobi, Jun. 8-30 2017 @ The National Museums of Kenya

Launch and Panel Discussion
Date: June 8, 2017
Venue: The National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition will run from 8th June to 30th June, 2017.

June 2, 2017 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Transitions by Boniface Maina, Until Jun. 30 2017 @ Nairobi Gallery

Dates: Until June 30, 2017
Venue: Nairobi Gallery
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Boniface Maina represents a new breed of promising young contemporary artists in Nairobi. He has exhibited widely in East Africa and internationally. He has co-founded a cooperative of young artists in Nairobi known as Brush Tu Art Studio.

Born in 1987 at Nanyuki, Kenya, Boniface studied at the YMCA Training Institute, graduating with a diploma in art and design in 2008. He works primarily with acrylics on canvas and inks on paper. He is inspired by human reactions, personal experiences, dreams and daily encounters which he illustrates through his surrealist scenes and figures.

Thus, he is part of a new generation of artists who are finding fame and fortune both at home and abroad through a combination of training, exposure and inner reflection based on their unique perspective in present day Kenya. This is both a continuum and a departure from the “Pioneer Artists” of East Africa who have been exhibiting works at the Pioneer Gallery of the Old PCS Office for the past several years.

These artists commenced their careers at the time of Kenyan independence or shortly thereafter, against all odds, as art was not considered a priority at that time. The Pioneer artists based their works primarily on tradition, yet they have opened paths and set stages for those who follow, such as Magdalene Odundo, the first Kenyan to receive the Order of the British Empire from the Queen of England for her brilliant ceramic works (she is now installing mammoth tableaus of glass in various parts of the world).

TRANSITIONS is the title for a series of exhibitions which seek out and promote a younger generations of artists like Boniface Maina. Maina will premiere a new series of works, debuting his “new” style, which will be a marked departure from what his fans have been accustomed to in the past. Maina’s works have been published in a book, Masters of Contemporary Art Volume I, by Art Galaxie, an organization that serves to promote and disseminate the artwork of contemporary artists.

Boniface has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions including the Kenya Art Fair, the Kenya National Theatre, Alliance Francaise, the Italian Institute of Culture, the UNHCR, the Circle Art Gallery – Lamu exhibitions, and the Nairobi National Museum. He has also exhibited through the Danish and Russian Embassy residences and at Glocal Art Gallery, Denmark.

June 2, 2017 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

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