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Exhibition: A Trajectory of Etchings – 1980’s to 2000 by Rashid Diab (from Sudan), Nov. 20 2022 – Jan. 12 2023 @ Red Hill Art Gallery.

Opening: November 20, 2022

Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Until January 12, 2023

About

Red Hill Art Gallery is honoured to show in this exhibition part of the archive of the artist’s print work dated from the 1980’s until 2000, which he created during his 20 year stay in Madrid (Spain), as Artist-in-Residence, a PHD fellow and later as a lecturer at the Department of Fine Art at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Rashid Diab is a master in print techniques including the complete spectrum of Etchings, Collagraphs, Aquatints, Woodcuts and Silkscreens.

The exhibition comprises a selection of more than 50 prints, from meticulously elaborated miniatures to multi-coloured large-scale prints.

November 20, 2022 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: 20th Annual Lamu Cultural Festival, Nov. 24-26 2022 @ Lamu Archipelago.

Dates: November 24-26, 2022

Venue: Lamu Archipelago, Lamu County

November 20, 2022 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Samosa Festival: Film Screening ~ Supastaz, Joy’s Garden & Millet, Nov. 24 2022 @ Cheche Bookshop & Café – Lavington.

Date: November 24, 2022

Venue: Cheche Bookshop & Café – Lavington

Time: from 6.30 PM

Entry: Free

November 20, 2022 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Escape, Journey to the Heart of Digital Culture, Nov. 16-30 2022 @ Alliance Française.

Dates: November 16-30, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

About

The exhibition offers an educational and playful look at digital cultures through a selection of artworks that combine web documentaries, video games, and AI.

Organized in three sections: “A History of the Internet”, “The Data War”, and “Digital Humanity”, it will allow us to explore the upheavals caused by the Digital Revolution through its major concepts: Web, social networks, algorithms, data, GAFAM, hacker, maker, fake news, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, etc.

In an era that constantly encourages us to connect, the exhibition invites us to look at this digital world with a critical eye, to take a step to the side and escape its grip for a moment.

November 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

Under Our Skin International Film Festival on Human Rights, Nov. 11-19 2022 @ Various Locations in Nairobi

Dates: November 11-19, 2022

Venues: Unseen Nairobi, Mathare Social Justice Centre, KU School of Law – Parklands & Baraza Media Lab

Programme: Download it here (pdf)

November 14, 2022 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Magical Kenya Travel Expo: Rediscover the Magic, Oct. 5-7 2022 @ Bomas of Kenya

Dates: October 5-7, 2022

Venue: Bomas of kenya

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Tickets: $ 30 for a 3 days pass

Tickets and more information, available, here ->  http://MKTE.co.ke

October 6, 2022 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Muze Open Air Presents DJ Le’Soul (from South Africa) ft. Hometown Heroes, Oct. 1 2022 @ the Mall Rooftop

Date: October 1, 2022

Venue: the Mall Rooftop, #Westlands

Time: from 5 PM

Tickets: KES 3,000/- at the Gate, & KES 2,000/- Advance

Adv. Tickets Available, here: http://muzeclub.com

#TwendeOpenAir

September 30, 2022 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Macondo Literary Festival 2022 – The Future of Memories, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 2022 @ Kenya National Theatre

Opening: September 30, 2022

Venue: Kenya National Theatre

Time: from 4.30 PM

Entry: Free (RSVP, here – https://kenyabuzz.com/events/event/macondo-literary-festival-2022#…)

Festival Dates: October 1-2, 2022

Venue: #Kenya National Theatre

Weekend Pass: KES 1,000/- at the Gate & KES 800/-; Advance Day Pass: KES 700/- at the Gate & KES 500/- Advance .

#MacondoLitFest: A Gathering of Writers from Lusophone, Francophone & Anglophone Africa & Brazil.

September 30, 2022 at 5:22 pm 1 comment

Out of Town: Nyege Nyege Festival, Sept. 15-18 2022 @ Itanda Falls, Jinja – Uganda.

Dates: September 15-18, 2022

Venue: Itanda Falls, Jinja – Uganda

Find more information, here.

September 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Mixed Exhibition: ‘Leaves of Life’ by Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia & Yoni Waite, Jul. 30 – Aug. 21 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: July 30, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Featured artists include Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia, along with some older works from Yoni Waite. 

Exhibition Run: Until August 21, 2022 

Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm.​​

The show will continue through August with the exception of Election Week.

July 30, 2022 at 6:42 am Leave a comment

Open Studio: In Which Our Wants are Worlds by Wanini Kimemiah, Jul. 29 2022 @ the C& Office – the Mall, Westlands

Open Studio: Friday, 29 July 2022

Venue: the Mall, 1st Floor – Westlands

Time: 6-9 PM

The work will be on view Until August 26th 2022

July 28, 2022 at 2:42 am Leave a comment

Hip Hop City Premiere! Screening, Panel & Old Skul Kenyan Hip Hop Party, Jul. 22 2022 @ the Mall, Basement – #Westlands

Date: July 22, 2022

Venue: The Mall, Basement – Westlands

Time: 6 PM till Late

Entry: Free

About

Launch of a 3 part Documentary on Hip Hop music’s influence on the Kenyan urban culture, identity, fashion and social change.

The screening will be accompanied by a brief panel discussion with pioneers from the Kenyan hip hop music scene.

Special performances by Kalamashaka and a select group of DJ’s.

A collaboration between Goethe Institut Kenya & The MIST.

July 21, 2022 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

EKENYAGWECHWECHACHWECHERIA – Exhibition About Loss & Life, Jul. 21-28 2022 @ 101 Manyani E

Opening: July 21, 2022

Venue: 101, Manyani E

Time: 6PM

Exhibition by: Elkana Ong’esa, Moses Nyawanda, Iddi Achieng & Musa Omusi

Until: July 28, 2022

July 21, 2022 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sarakasi za Siasa by Joseph Bertiers, Jul. 13 – 31 2022 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 13-31, 2022

Venue: Alliance Française

Sarakasi za Siasa by Joseph Bertiers

Joseph Mbatia Njoroge, or ‘Bertiers’ as he is fondly known, began his artistic career as a professional sign writer.  Over the past three decades, Bertiers’ lively, realistic and colourful paintings have humorously chronicled and weaved many local and international events with everyday life in Kenya. 

This exhibition of his large-scale canvasses and life-size sculptures offers a satirical view of Kenyan politics over the years.

July 12, 2022 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Women into Family by Chilonga, Jul. 2-29 2022 @ Banana Hill Art Gallery

Dates: July 2-29, 2022

Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery

July 4, 2022 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Inaugural Celebration of World Kiswahili Day 2022: Kiswahili for Peace, Integration & Development, Jul. 7 2022 @ National Museums of Kenya, Heritage Training Institute – Mombasa

Date: July 7, 2022

Venue: National Museums of Kenya, Heritage Training Institute – Mombasa

Time: 9 am – 6 pm

Dress code: Swahili Attire

July 4, 2022 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Lost Paradise by Mohamed Abdella Otaybi (Sudanese, b. 1948), Jun. 29 – Jul. 30 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

Opening: June 29, 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Until: July 30, 2022

This is Mohamed Otaybi’s first solo exhibition in Kenya, presenting 25 paintings made during the last decade.

About

Otaybi graduated from the Khartoum College of Fine and Applied Arts and began working as an artist during the dynamic period of the 1970s in Sudan. He was immersed in the debates about cultural heritage and Sudanese visual identity of the Khartoum School at the time. Many of these debates are still significant in Sudan today – the combination of Africanism, Islam, Arabism and Sudanese identity.  

Long recognised and acclaimed as an influential figure in Sudanese art, Otaybi’s painterly language has evolved throughout his career, consolidating his reputation and strength as a colourist. Architectural and decorative motifs and calligraphic forms populate his paintings. Layering hues to create depth and vibration add to the mythological and dreamlike quality of his paintings, which reference a cultural past. Otaybi is also a celebrated cartoonist and illustrator, and elements of his graphic and satirical approach often translate into his paintings.

Otaybi’s lyrical images of life, nature, music and a heritage that combines Islamic symbolism and a modern multicultural way of life in Sudan, speaks of his country’s past and present and resonates with people across the world. As well as holding regular solo exhibitions in Khartoum, North Africa and the Arab world from 1970 to the present, he has shown in international group exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial, UAE, 1993; Modernism in Sudanese Art, British Museum, London, 2004; Sudan: Emergence of Singularities, P21 Gallery, London, 2017 and Khartoum Contemporary, Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, 2017. His work features in private and public collections including the National Museum in Sharjah.  In 2018, Otaybi was the focus of the article ‘Masters We Need to Master’, Collector Magazine, Art Africa. 

June 27, 2022 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Variety Cultural Show (Music, Acrobatics, Spoken Word & Dance) ft. Exray, Mbuzi Gang, Nelmo Newsong, Kenzo Matata & Billher, Jun. 25 2022 @ Mukuru Youth Initiative, Mukuru kwa Reuben

Date: June 25, 2022

Venue: Mukuru Youth Initiative, Mukuru kwa Reuben

Time: 12 Noon – 6 PM

Entry: Free

About

This is a community performance event happening this Saturday at Mukuru Kwa Reuben.

The show includes musicians, dancers, acrobats and spoken word artists, as well as an open mic session for upcoming artists from the Mukuru community to showcase their skills.

This show is a culmination of a week-long set of activities by the GoDown Art Centre (and finnisage local event for the ArtXchange project).

June 24, 2022 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Simultaneous Exhibitions: ‘Africa Re-Imagined: A Six Year Exploration’ by Geoff Weedon & ‘Intimacy of Things’ by Olivia Pendergast, May 28 – Jun. 19 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

One Off is delighted to present Geoff Weedon’s first solo show in Kenya; ‘Africa Re-Imagined’. Weedon first visited Africa six years ago and the impact of the wildlife and its people is clear because he has painted little else since, returning again and again for inspiration and reference. This show is a reflection of six years playful exploration which has expressed itself in different styles and formed distinct series, two of which are displayed in this exhibition. 

Meanwhile, opening simultaneously is ‘Intimacy of things’, an exhibition of oil paintings by one of our most popular artists, Olivia Pendergast.  In her latest works, Pendergast places her subjects in their places of work, surrounded by the objects which are of significance in their lives.  In each painting, Pendergast uses hands, rather than eyes as her tool of expression, along with her signature re-applied pencil lines.  The show marks a shift in direction for the artist which will delight her audience.


Details

Opening: May 28, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM


Exhibitions Run: Saturday, 28 May through 19 June 2022 

Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM – 4.30 PM.​​

June 1, 2022 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

The 11th Affordable Art Show, May 13-15 2022 @ Nairobi National Museum

Opening: May 13, 2022

Venue: the Courtyard, NMK

Time: 4-7 PM (1 hr viewing Sessions)

Tickets: KES 200/- (Prepayment)

Exhibition dates: May 14-15, 2022

Venue: Nairobi National Museum

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Free Entry

All art priced below KES 150,000/-.

May 13, 2022 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Open Studio: ‘I Saw a Glimpse of Heaven’, by Natocho Faith, May 9-21 2022 @ C& Office’s – Westlands

Dates: May 9-21, 2022

Venue: C& Office’s, the Mall – 1st Floor

About

Natocho Faith works in drawing and sculpture. Her new work, ‘I saw a glimpse of Heaven’ is in a non-factual way a reference to the biblical story of Eve after eating the forbidden fruit and being cast out of the Garden of Eden. 

May 9, 2022 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Multi Media Feature: Nairobi Conscious, May 6 2022 @ the Mall, Ring Road – Westlands

Norient.com presents “NairobiConscious’, a multi-media feature exploring politically/socially “conscious” music in Nairobi.

Date: May 6, 2022

Venue: the Mall, Ring Road – Westlands

Time: from 6 PM

Entry: RSVP – here (Eventbrite)

About

Against a background of political, social and economic tensions ahead of a momentous general election set for 2022. What is the lived experience of Nairobi’s artists during this period? Can you hear it in the music?

It is the first in a proposed series of special features focusing on selected cities around the world dubbed “Norient Cities.” The feature comprises three podcasts, a set of essays, commissioned street photography, a short video, sound art, original music and a mixtape.

May 4, 2022 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Jackie Karuti’s Debut Monograph, “Notes Movement Method”, Apr. 27 2022 @ Circle Art Gallery

The Nairobi Launch of Jackie Karuti’s debut monograph, Notes Movement Method.

Exhibition preview & book launch

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Venue: Circle Art Gallery

Time: 4 – 8 pm

About

Jackie Karuti was the main prize winner of the 2020 Henrike Grohs Art Award. This book is published as part of the award, with support from the Goethe-Institut and Grohs family. Additional support was provided by The African Arts Trust. This book was produced by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa. 

The book is led by thoughts around Karuti’s ongoing method of inquiry; How Clouds are Formed which has been a developing body of work assembled in many parts using objects, images, spare parts & movements. The intention was to produce an artist workbook that sends one out into the field to move, question & discover. It is largely an attempt to recognize the work that emerges in the present while navigating various site visits through drawings, text, sculptural forms and moving images.


Text and image contributions by Wanja Kimani, Bojana Cvejić, Jackie Karuti & Roseline Olang’.

Additional images by James Muriuki & Densu Moseti

The book is will be available for purchase during the launch for KES 2,500.

April 27, 2022 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Screenings: AfroFuturistik – A Series of 5 Short Films Curated by Claire Diao, Apr. 25 2022 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, 25 April 2022

Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

Time: 6 PM  

Free of Charge

About 

A series of 5 short films by filmmakers from Morocco, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Kenya put together by Claire Diao, the French-Burkinabé journalist and film critic.

How can Africa project itself into the future? Can it tell its own stories in more experimental, offbeat ways than the humanitarian imagery and/or cinematic images of hardship and suffering?
 
Rwandan artist Kantarama Gahigiri imagines the return to earth of a cosmonaut who stayed in space for 30 years. With humor, Kenyan Jim Chuchu examines the meteoric rise of a young contemporary artist. Between Juju and science fiction, Nigerian CJ Obasi films the adventures of three witches.  So what if the goats die is an essay on knowledge or rather on ignorance by Moroccan, Sophia Alaoui. The film “Zombie” is a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinhsasa by the Congolese/Belgian singer Baloji.

2017/2018/2019 | 1h25min

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Kenyan filmmaker, Jim Chuchu.

April 22, 2022 at 6:44 am Leave a comment

Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market, Apr. 24 2022 @ Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Date: Sunday – April 24th, 10am to 6pm

Venue: Parade Ring, Ngong Racecourse

Entry: Free

Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1k7zJwFMn

About

Rain or shine, the place to be this Sunday, April 24th from 10am to 6pm is at our pop up market at the Parade Ring lawn at Ngong Racecourse. We’re hoping for a sunny day but we’re also well prepared for the rain with adequate shelter. So grab your raincoats and your shopping bags and get ready to meet your favorite maker/designer and discover new local brands making great quality handmade goods, while listening to great music by Deejay Josay, Midl East & Dj Shock, as you sample a variety of yummy food with great company.

April 22, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: “Leaking Spirits”, Apr. 9 – 22 2022 @ Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Opening: April 9, 2022

Venue: Village Market, Roof Top Exhibition Hall

Time: 2 PM

Exhibiting Artists

  1. Muramuzi John Bosco – Based in Kampala, Uganda
  2. Sheila Bayley – Based in Nairobi, Kenya
  3. Tomnyuy Salvador – Based in Tangier, Morocco

Dates: Until April 22, 2022

Time: 10 am – 7 pm (Mon. – Sun.)

April 9, 2022 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Beneath the Baobabs Live Ft. Blinky Bill & Octopizzo, Apr. 16 2022 @ Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

Date: April 16, 2022

Venue: Beneath the Baobabs, Kilifi

Time: from 2 PM till 10 AM (following day!).

Tickets: Advance KES 3,500/- (EA Citizens) & KES 4,500 (Int.)

Headlining Acts: Blinky Bill & Octopizzo.

Featuring: Lisa Odour-Noah, Ayrosh, Njoki Karu, Mr. Bado, Labdi, Simba Wanga, Miss Ray, DJ Mura, Kuriba, Lasta & Brolic.

About

As part of our mission to maintain a year-round festival culture in Kilifi, and following a Sold Out New Year Revival, we are proud to announce: Beneath The Baobabs Live; a 1 day show dedicated to Live Kenyan Music on Saturday 16th April, 2022.

Beneath The Baobabs Live will open its gates at 2pm on Easter Saturday, 16th April with 2 Stages programmed until 10am the following day. Live music is one of our great loves as festival producers and we have a vision to grow our Easter plan to become one of the most prestigious Live music events in the East African calendar.

For more information, visit – https://beneaththebaobabs.com/beneath-the-baobabs-live/

April 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Two Simultaneous Exhibitions: “Prints, Limited Iterations,” and “That Which Divides”,  Apr. 3 -30 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: Sunday, April 3 2022

Venue: One Off Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Until: April 30, 2022

Gallery opening times: Tuesday through Sunday,
10am to 4.30pm

About

One Off is delighted and proud to present Prints, Limited Edition Iterations; an exhibition of prints by some of the leading practitioners in the region, curated by Thom Ogonga.  The gallery thanks all the participating artists for their contributions and we also celebrate Thom Ogonga for his tireless efforts to raise the profile of prints and their creators, both locally and internationally.

Meanwhile, in the Loft Gallery we host a beautiful mixed show of recent works entitled That Which Divides.  Participating artists include Olivia Pendergast, Peterson Kamwathi, Elias Mung’ora, Peter Ngugi, Richard Kimathi and Nelson Ijakaa.

Please note that both exhibitions open on SUNDAY 3rd April from noon to 4pm.

April 2, 2022 at 6:27 am 1 comment

Muze Open Air ~ Deep House Edition ft. Music by Bantwanas (Live), Cornelius, Katlakat, Afu, Dylan-S, Foozak, Hiribae, L.A.Dave, Lee M., DJ Vidza & Xan Woods, Apr. 2 2022 @ Sankara Nairobi – Garden

Date: April 2, 2022

Venue: Sankara Nairobi

Time: from 2 PM

Tickets: Advance KES 1,500 / Gate KES 2,000 (Available only at muzeclub.com)

March 31, 2022 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Obange: Performance Series and Exhibition by Kevo Stero, Mar. 19 – Apr. 23 2022 @ Maasai Mbili Studios

EXHIBITION
Opening: 19th March, 4pm

Venue: Maasai Mbili Studios

Dates: 19th March – 23rd April 2022

PERFORMANCES
// Dates and Locations //

Kibera – 19th March

Gomongo – 26th March

Dagoreti Corner – 9th April

Rongai – 15th April

Kibera (Side B) – 23rd April

About

Obange is a term in Luo language for what was thought to be an evil spirit that would deliberately plague a family with misfortune. The belief in Obange in Luoland is not as strong as it once was, although there are still some believers. Its literal meaning in the Luo language is “disturbed person”.

The series of performances and accompanying exhibition at Maasai Mbili are based on research by Kevo Stero on how you can map a city through the eyes of an Obange.

March 18, 2022 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

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