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Docubox Screening: An Insignificant Man, Mar. 29 2017 @ Pawa 254 Hub


Date: March 29, 2017
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 6.30-9.30 pm
Entry: Free

Find more information, here

March 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

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Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

About
Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.
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Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Screening + Discussion: Even the Crows – Divided Gujarat, May 5 2014 @ Alliance Française

Even the Crows
EVEN THE CROWS – A DIVIDED GUJARAT by Sheena and Sonum Sumaria. 2014, 1h18 Presented by Solidarity Network Kenya.

Date: May 5, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

At a time where the controversial Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, is running to be India’s next Prime Minister, the documentary explores the way in which his politics and Hindu nationalist ideology have polarized Gujarat along religious lines. Since the anti-Muslim riots that exploded in 2002, the Muslim minority population have been denied justice and marginalized to the ghettos.
Through the intimate stories of American-Gujarati Nishrin, whose father, a prominent Muslim MP, was butchered during the 2002 Gujarat riots, and British-Gujarati Imran, who was the sole survivor when he was attacked along with his two uncles while on holiday in the state, the film explores the minority community’s ongoing struggle for justice.

Screening will be followed by a discussion on the role of transitional justice in addressing legacies of human rights violations and consolidating democracy with Njonjo Mue, transitional justice expert.

May 5, 2014 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

We are the world – Nairobi International Children’s Art Exhibition, Sept. 12-30 2012 @ National Museum

Dates: September 12 – 30, 2012
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

The theme of this exhibition is ‘We are the World

This is a biannual event that works with children from all over the world. Entries this year are from Kenya, Germany, England, Egypt, Belarus, Poland, Iraq, India, USA, Cyprus, Finland, Bulgaria, Spain and Austria.

The Nairobi International Children’s exhibition is organized by Juhudi Children’s Club and supported by National Museums of Kenya, The GoDown, Sports Station, A24 Media

September 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment


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