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Street Art Festival: Wall to Mall, Feb. 13-21 2016 @ the Village Market

Wall to Mall
Dates: February 13-21, 2016
Venue: the Village Market

February 3, 2016 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Panel Discussion & Reception: Remains, Waste and Metonymy, Feb. 9 2016 @ National Museums of Kenya

Panel Remains Waste Feb. 9
Date: February 9, 2016
Venue: National Museums of Kenya
Time: 6:30-8 pm

Moderated by Tom Vandas

Panelists: Joost Fontein, Sam Pfingst and Neo Musangi
Free Entry

February 2, 2016 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

The Red Exhibition by Clavers Odiambo and Richard Njogu, Feb. 13-28 2016 @ Alliance Française

red poster social
Dates: February 13- 28 2016
Venue: Alliance Française, Loita / Monrovia Streets (City Center)
Curated by: Lydia Galavu, Curator at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK)

Richard Njogu and Clavers Odhiambo, are showcasing more than 40 artworks, where drawings, paintings and mixed media artworks will basically glorify the color RED, using it as a figurative, thematic and aesthetic component in our artworks. We chose the color Red, due to its range of applications. We will be interpreting various subjects which are enhanced by the color, whether it is a single dot or completely red images.

The red color can be used to imply many emotions, power, heart, love, sexuality, anger, joy, war, etc.… it can also be used to emphasize or be a focal point in an artwork. Also it being a Valentine’s Day month, the exhibition will go hand in hand with the Red theme color.

This exhibition is being curated by Lydia Galavu, Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Museums of Kenya.

February 1, 2016 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

Technicians of the Sacred by Longinos Nagila, Feb. 4-18 2016 @ the Art Space

Longinos at Art Space KE
Exhibition Opening ” Technicians of the Sacred” by Longinos Nagila
Date: Thursday 4th February 2016
Venue: The Art Space off Riverside Drive
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: February 18, 2016

The technician is a dreamer and architect. Sacred can be taken to be something that is beyond human understanding. In today’s world we have human technicians trying to create something that is sacred. The technician represents himself, therefore, as a demi-god or God.

In looking at fashion and faith, Longinos exposes the irony of what the converted are called to hold as sacred.

The two live side by side, and it is the irony of their co-existence that Longinos tackles. His is an exploration of the irony of society, identity and religion. “Technicians of the Sacred” talks about the cultism found in material items and in the immaterial. By juxtaposing fashion and religion, the show raises questions about what is sacred and by extension what is traditionally or authentically African.

It also examines the role of Africa, its products and where these fit into the global conversation of Africa not as a receiver but also as a producer. This is evidenced more widely in the way in which there is growing African influence in fashion, products in technology and contributions through art and entertainment.

The artist
Longinos Nagila is a visual artist. He was born in 1986 in Kenya.

Longinos held his first solo exhibition in Lecce, Italy in 2009-2010 and since then he has continued to exhibit in Italy. In 2012-2013 he was one of the artists who exhibited at the Museo Africano in Verona, Italy.

In Kenya, he held his first solo exhibition at Shift – Eye Gallery in Nairobi.

He works with different mediums ranging from coffee, charcoal and acrylics. He is inspired by different artists from whom he has developed his own visual language. These artists include Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, and Egon Schiele, just to name a few.

His currently lives and work in Nairobi, Kenya where he has a studio at Kuona Trust Art Center.

February 1, 2016 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Black Angels have Red Wings by Ngene Mwaura, Jan. 30 – Feb. 23 2016 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Black Angels
Opening/Private Exhibition: Saturday, 30 January 2016
Time: Noon to 5pm
Until: February 23, 2016

One Off is delighted to start the exhibition schedule for the year, with the exhibition ‘Black Angels have Red Wings’ by Ngene Mwaura who currently resides in the United States. The works are a fascinating web of tiny marks, whilst the ‘whole’ carries a powerful message which is firmly rooted in Africa.

Ngene advises that you ‘Step back; there is a panorama of thoughts, ideas, love, and journeys. If you look closely you can hear what I have to say – get closer to what I’m saying. I am just a messenger travelling through uncharted terrain…’

January 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm 1 comment

Free Art Gallery Exhibition: The dusitD2 Nairobi Art Gallery, Jan. 30 2016 @ DusitD2 Nairobi

Free Art Gallery Exhibition, DusitD2
Date: January 30, 2016
Venue: Den Conference Room, DusitD2 Nairobi
Location: 14 Riverside, Riverside Drive in Westlands

This coming Saturday, January 30th 2016, artists from all over the country will converge at the dusitD2 Nairobi to exhibit their pieces at the Den Conference Room in an event dubbed ‘The dusitD2 Nairobi Art Gallery’.

A one of a kind event, the dusitD2 Nairobi Art Gallery encourages creative freedom and seeks to eliminate the bureaucracy system that has seen brokers, middlemen and hosts of art exhibitions gain more than the artists themselves.

January 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Shela Hat Contest – 2016 Valentine Week-end in Lamu, Feb. 13-14 2016 @ Shela Village – Lamu

Shela Hat Contest
Spend your valentine’s weekend in Lamu, on legendary Peponi Beach, Shela Village.

Dates: February 13-14, 2016
Venue: Shela Village, Lamu

Saturday, 13 February: Shela Hat Contest (4th Edition)
Sunday, 14 February: The ‘Mad Hatters’ Dhow Race

Find more information, here

January 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

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