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Exhibition: GZ Calling by Sam Hopkins and David Lalé, from Mar. 4 2019 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Opening: Monday, March 4, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

The exhibition will be opened at 6 pm, followed by a conversation with Sam Hopkins at 7pm.

GZ CALLING The exhibition GZ Calling (2017) by artist Sam Hopkins and David Lalé approaches the tangled China-Africa relationship from the embedded perspective of a private investigator surveilling the export markets of Guangzhou.

Find more information, here.


February 28, 2019 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Concert ft. Christine Kamau (Kenya), and Slatec (Germany), Feb. 20 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Date: February 20, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi
Time: from 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500/-

Kenyan Trumpeter Christine Kamau & German organic-improvised techno band SLATEC will perform at an exciting Jazz Concert hosted by Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Wednesday 20th February from 7 pm!

This concert is a result of the ‘Jazz from Germany Visitors Program’ that saw Christine Kamau join 16 jazz music industry players from 15 countries in touring the jazz scene in Berlin, Munich and Stuggart in July 2018.

February 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Afro-Futurism 2063, Nov. 1 2018 @ Goethe Institut – Auditorium

Date: November 1, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut – Auditorium
Time: 6 pm

Join Tony Mochama, the author of the novel ‘2063 – Last Mile Bet’ in a discussion on the book’s legal themes: the outcomes of crime in a betting nation, automated legal systems in time to come, and the composition of state in a Post-Election War country.

October 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: Rafiki, Sept. 28-29 2018 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

Dates: September 28-29, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: Friday, September 28, 2018 – 3 pm and Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 12 Noon
Entry: Free

September 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Women In Music Concert Series ft. Emma Cheruto, Swiga and Linda, Jun. 6 2018 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Time: from7 pm
Entry: KES 500/-

May 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Fragile by Wolfgang Tillmans, Apr. 11 – May 11 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre & Circle Art

Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans, Greifbar 29, 2014

Dates: April 11 – May 11, 2018
Venue(s): the GoDown Arts Centre & Circle Art

The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. Ever since his first exhibitions and publications in the early 1990s Tillmans’ artistic approaches have continually developed. He is constantly redefining photography both as an image and as a material artefact, be it in the museum space or as an object on the printed page. His work is based on his never-ceasing curiosity, his intensive research in preparation, and a constant testing and advancing of the medium and its technical and aesthetic potential. His visual language derives from precise observation that reveals a deeply human approach to the complexity of the world. Familiarity, empathy, friendship, and intimacy are all visible and tangible in his pictures.

Tillmans’ approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and an invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength. Mistakes, ruptures and fragility are frequently impulses that lead to the development of new processes. They indicate the imperfection of our lives and yet also open up surprising perspectives on their material nature.

Fragile provides a comprehensive overview of the many-facetted and different forms of artistic expression in the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, from large-scale prints to sculptural objects, video projections, and music, to his curatorial work in making the exhibition. This selection for this ifa-touring exhibition comprises more than 200 works from 1986 to 2017. It includes framed and unframed photographs in various formats, and also his table installation truth study center, video works and numerous publication projects. Like all of Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibitions, each venue of the tour will use an installation that reacts to the specifics of the exhibition space and its architecture and environment.

#TillmansNairobi is an exhibition by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Nairobi.

Exhibition Opening:
Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 6.30 PM, at the GoDown Arts Centre.

Opening Hours
12/04/2018 – 11/05/2018
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
SATURDAY: 12.00 AM – 5.00 PM

at GoDown Arts Centre and Circle Art Gallery.

Admission is free!

April 5, 2018 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Indulgence Curated by Violet Nantume & Nyambura M. Waruingi, Apr. 6-24 2018 @ Goethe Institut Nairobi

Opening: April 5, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Time: 6-9 pm

Until April 24, 2018

The exhibition Indulgence, curated by Violet Nantume and Nyambura M. Waruingi, is the third iteration in a series of conversations that had begun in 2015 and led to the exhibition Eroticism and Intimacy: Face, Places, and Paths at Under Ground Contemporary Art Space in Kampala in 2016. Now, Indulgence takes the artists and curators from Kenya and Uganda out of their comfort zones, building on our interpretations of genders, sexualities, and pleasures in their particular artistic expressions. It seeks to illuminate the relationship between art and its ability to interrogate, using local knowledges, and reflecting on issues affecting Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI). Regionally and artistically diverse, the participating artists have been investigating genders, sexualities, and pleasures in their own locality drawing from their experiences to inform their artistic practice.

The exhibition will be broadened by several events: the exhibition opening on 5th April 2018, several walkabouts with the curator and an artist’s talk in conversation with Awuor Onyango on 19th April 2018. The exhibition will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa later this year, supported by !Kauru Contemporary Art From Africa.

Artist Talk:
19/04/2018, 7.00 PM

Opening Hours Exhibition:
06/04/2018 – 24/04/2018
Monday – Friday: 1.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Saturday: 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM

Admission is free!

Find more information, here.

April 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

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