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Dance Workshop: Afro-Salsa & Bachata w/ Marion Munga, Mar. 21 2015 @ the Italian Cultural Institute- Westlands

Afro-Salsa at IIC

About Marion Munga –

March 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: The Fragile Strength by BoxGirls Kenya, Mar. 12-25 2015 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Opening: March 12, 2015
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands
Time: 6.30 pm

Photos will be on sale to raise money for BoxGirls Kenya

Exhibition runs Until: March 25, 2015

About the Fragile Strength, the project
Every week, girls from Korogocho slum, have the chance to learn boxing. An initiative organized by BoxGirls, this local association promotes boxing in areas where sexual abuse towards women and girls is very common. BoxGirls main goal: to boost the self-esteem and self-defence of women and girls as well as to make them stronger both physically and psychologically.

The portraits from this urban sprawl of Nairobi aim to capture the fragility and the strength of these young girls; the challenges they face to take part in BoxGirls and the path to success.


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March 11, 2015 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paintings by Magdi Adam, Until Dec. 24 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture


December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Silent Conversation By Longinos Nagila, Nov. 25-28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands

Opening: November 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands

My work embodies my interest in socio-economic situations in life, while at the same time trying to provoke thoughts that are driven towards the judgment of these situations. I consider my paintings as a platform for conversation from within an individual or between two or more people. My main subject is human, with a kin interest in their emotions as expressed in their eyes.

My sources of Inspiration are endless. I am deeply interested in children and women as I see them both as vessels and sources of life. I have a keen interest on world religions and arts. I take my time to look and try to understand the different visual languages employed by artists from different parts of the world

SILENT CONVERSATION is a collection of portrait paintings of women trying to create a dialogue between the viewer and the ‘paintings’, the paintings, I consider them thought provoking and commands attention.

Though not quite detailed, the portraits silently holds the attention of the viewer. It is said that eyes are the windows to the soul, the main outstanding feature of the portraits is the eyes, they are dark and looks directly to the eyes of the viewer, this creates an emotional disturbance.

The exhibition interrogates the relationship between the artist, the art and the viewer, between what the society considers as beauty and ugly, sad and happy, stereotypes and judgment.

The exhibition will feature 25 portraits of different sizes all produced in 2014.

November 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: CASUALE e CAUSALE (Casual and causal), Until. Nov. 19 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Mario Prencipe at IIC
Exhibition: CASUALE e CAUSALE (Casual and causal) by Italian artist Mario Prencipe

Dates: Until 19th November 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture

The function and the life of an artist must follow a parallel path, observing this principle. Mario Prencipe gives his works an additional meaning of “intentional casualness” in harmony with the almost fortuitous character of demonstrating his choices. The works are carried out in many takes, during which the artist searches the “casual” pictorial effect for a possible “cause” for the articulation and development of the composition.

Mario Prencipe was born in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) in 1965, where he graduated from Arts High School in 1983. For decades he has led a wandering artist’s lifestyle, during which he has held exhibitions at the institutional level at the National Museum of Nicaragua inManagua, the National Gallery of Costa Rica in San José, at the Miraflores Museum of Art and Archaeology in the City of Guatemala and at the Museum of Fine Arts of Komsomolsk-Na-Amur in Russia.

He is represented by the Shen Chang Gallery in Hang Zhou, China

November 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Swahili version of Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio, Oct. 16 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Book Launch
The Italian Institute of Culture is honoured to host the book launch (in English) and meeting with Gianrico Carofiglio Author of the book SHAHIDI ASIYEKUSUDIWA (Swahili version of “Testimone Inconsapevole” [Involuntary Witness])

Date: Thursday, 16th October 2014
Venue: at the Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7.00pm

The book: Shahidi Asiyekusudiwa (Swahili translation by Graziella Acquaviva)
The story of a Senegalese hawker accused of the murder of a child. Clues and evidence nail the accused. His fate in court is marked by the lack of resources but also by the encounter with the lawyer Guerrieri whose fight to save the protagonist recovers his own will to live.

The author’s message is based on the conviction that dialogue between men of different nationalities and cultural origins is possible. It depicts the meeting point between two worlds, two cultures that defeat the related prejudice to achieve a sense of truth together.

The long descriptions of the environment pass across a realistic image of our Italy and the African reader is able to touch the thoughts and perceptions of life as it is understood by a common Italian, represented by the character of the lawyer Guerrieri, with all his problems and his reflections.

Published also in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France,Holland and Poland

The Author
Born in Bari (Italy) in 1961, Gianrico Carofiglio worked as a Magistrate in Prato, a Public Prosecutor in Foggia and later he carried out the duties of Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia in Bari. On ceasing the period of parliamentary work he decided to exit the judiciary to devote himself full time to activities as a writer.
Carofiglio began in the narrative with “Testimone Inconsapevole” followed by 8 other novels published between 2003 and 2013.
In addition to writing novels, Carofiglio has also published stories and essays. He has already received 14 Italian awards.

October 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Argentine Family Sharing their Travel Experiences: Zapping Around the World, Oct. 2 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Zapping around the world
Come and listen to the incredible experiences of the Zapp family who are fulfilling their dream of travelling around the world. They are doing it in style aboard a beautiful original wooden spokes 1928 Graham –Paige car. Their four kids were born along the way!

Date: October 2, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower – 6th Floor
Time: 6.30 pm
Free entry

The Zapp family has had 14 wonderful years of this lifestyle full of challenges that they would like to share with you with pictures and video. They will also have their book on sale Spark your Dream which you can buy have it signed.

Visit for more information.

September 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

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