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Second Hand Book Sale including a Special Art Sale by KMS, Sept. 5-6 2014 @ National Museum – Main Courtyard
Kenya Museum Society invites you to their Second Hand Book Sale which also includes a Special Art Sale at the lowest prices!
On sale they have novels, DVD movies, assorted magazines & kids’ books from Ksh 25 to Ksh 200 while Paintings range from Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 5,000
Dates: Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Main courtyard
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Books donations during the sale are welcomed.
The exhibition replicates a library scene set in a dystopia world inspired by the four elements Earth, Air, Fire & Water. These four elements are believed to be the forces that govern existence for they hold immense power to not only build but also destroy. The symbolism of the elements is translated into a series of smaller installations that depict the state of most libraries as seen in Nairobi as well as in most parts of the world.
About the Artist
Jackie Karuti is a visual artist working in the fields of painting, performance art and installation. Her paintings depict a world of opposites set within a black and yellow palette. With her gradual embrace of new media and immateriality, Jackie has incorporated a conceptual and experimental artistic approach to her work through her performance pieces and installations which collectively focus on themes such asgender, identity and urban culture. Jackie has exhibited and participated in workshops in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA. She also writes and has collaborated in various photography projects.
Her studio is based at Kuona Trust in Nairobi. You can find more of her musings on her blog
Opening night: Thursday, 13th March 2014 from 7pm
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Participating Authors: Binyavanga Wainaina, Muthoni Likimani, John Sibi-Okumu, Joyce Mbaya, Mbugua Mumbi, Dr. Charles Orero, Winnie Thuku-Craig, Antony T. Gitonga, Jenniffer Karina, Stanley Gazemba, Nganga Mbugua, Bonnie Kim, Stephen Kigwa, kinyanjui Kombani and Joseph Ngunjiri
Special appearance by Musyoki Muli, MD Longhorn Publishers