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The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of our work in the field of contemporary art. We aim at working with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce new work. Since 2008, we have exhibited more than 40 artists, the last being a show by Paul Onditi.
Chokora Wear is a contemporary fashion research project that explores how fashion can be used as a vehicle to reclaim a hidden culture or identity. As Chokora Wear enters its 3rd season, this edition focuses on the phenomenon of the “MA-LOOK”, in other terms the “KOOL”, and explores what it means to be cool, feel cool and been seen cool. Just as the previous ones this edition shall unveil different modes of dressing, like official wear, casual wear, street wear, etc.
Maasai Mbili is a community based artist group which was founded in Kibera slum, Nairobi in 2001. The M2 collective is engaged in contemporary art programs as well as in community outreach projects and workshops with children, in which Fine Arts are used as an interactive communication medium between artists and other community members.
Curated by Mbuthia Maina
Private View: Sunday 1 March 2015
Exhibition Run: 1 March to 25 March 2015
One Off welcomes you to the second show of the year featuring some of the gallery’s best works which have been on loan to the Gallery of African Art at number 9, Cork Street in London for the past year.
The exhibition offers access for collectors to view a curated exhibition which comprises iconic oil paintings by some of Kenya’s biggest names, along with the extraordinary metal cut outs by Patrick Mukabi. These are made from the distressed metal sheets from houses which were burnt in the 2007/8 post election violence.
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Dates: February 25 – March 1 2015
Country/Venue: CAPE TOWN ART FAIR | BOOTH B3
Participating Artists: MERIKOKEB BERHANU, MIRIAM SYOWIA KYAMBI, JAMES MURIUKI and PAUL ONDITI
‘Your Name Betrays You,’ an art installation by Wambui Kamiru, intends to explore the origin of ethnicism and the invention of tradition as a purposely created classification of Africans by missionaries and colonial administrations, in much the same way that a guidebook would be written for birds.
It will look critically at what we call “other tribes” when we are behind closed doors. The root, development and how we have made these descriptions of the “other” a part of our lives.
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To view more of her work, visit her website https://wambuikamiru.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: Nobody can Stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin, Feb. 9-28 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum
Nobody can stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin
Dates: February 9 – 28, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply
How important is reggae to Africa? And why is it so popular?
Reggae has its roots in ancient African musical forms and since its appearance in Jamaica in the late 1960’s singers have constantly paid tribute to Africa.
African reggae has a history of carrying strong messages on social, cultural, spiritual and political issues in society. But does it have any effect?
This exhibition of paintings ‘Nobody can Stop Reggae’ by Oliver Okoth Martin is inspired by reggae music and while paying homage to the Reggae month of February provokes thought to reflect on the meaning of reggae to our own society.
Exhibition by: Bice Ferraresi and Nuru Jeffah
Italian painter Bice Ferraresi and Kenyan artist Nuru Jeffah share the Alliance Française gallery space in a strikingly contrasting exhibition. Bice’s canvasses immortalize the spirit of tides whereas Nuru’s canvasses, undulating with symbolic patterns, accessorize the ordinary.
Bice, an abstract artist, has been visiting Kenya since the 1990s. Since then, her work vibrates with shades of ocean blue, interrupted with distant and evanescent objects and landscapes that extend the horizon towards infinity.
Nuru, originally from Kilifi, studied fashion design at Evelyne’s College of Fashion and Design, followed by architecture at the Nairobi Institute of Technology. He draws inspiration from space, colour and movement. One of his pieces is part of the permanent collection at the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy. His art is regularly hired for fashion statements by creatives and performers.