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Exhibition Dates: September 25 – November 20, 2015
This body of work is a continuation of the ‘Conversation’ that has dominated Maggie Otieno’s work for the last 7 years. She is engaging her audience to converse with the Elders and others: the sculptures created from a 100 year old red Indian teak wood (Railway Sleepers) and new and recycled metal. She uses this mix of complementary, seasoned, old and the new materials to symbolize societal inter-intra age synergies, dialogues and linkages as well as to arouse conversations within her audience.
To produce this body of works, Maggie has been inspired by looking at people having conversations, whether she is part of these conversations or not. ‘I get caught up in the expressions, and gestures that I see. I have translated these distant conversations into my work and they therefore form a part of a continuous conversation within the audience that interacts with the works … The works on Block Board are ‘ALL MY THOUGHTS’ – A series of new works embodying the conversations that go through my mind as I interact with my materials, eliminating and adding onto elements at my discretion. It is about what I choose to remember and that which I choose to forget, and these too, are my Silent Conversations’
Maggie has taken part in numerous exhibitions, workshops and residencies both in Kenya, East African region, Algeria, Nigeria, Netherlands, USA and UK.
African Cultural Paintings by Joseph Muchina
Dates: Until September 15, 2015 (Monday – Saturday)
Venue: Karen Blixen Museum
Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
Dates: July 6-26, 2015
Venue: the Talisman Restaurant, Karen
This is an exclusive dinner and fashion show at the beautiful Purdy Arms, Karen featuring Jazz Maestro Aaron Rimbui. Tickets are limited to 250 people and are inclusive of an amazing dinner buffet, Chocolates and a couple of free high-end drinks.
The album has been Directed by Daniel Akoyi and mixed and mastered by Majic Mike of Red Republic Studios and the event has been sponsored by Brook House Schools.
Date: 29th June, 2014
Venue: Brookhouse Schools, Magadi Road, Karen.
Time: 2-5 pm
Option 1: SINGLE ENTRANT- Ksh. 800 per person (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 2: FAMILY PACKAGE- Ksh. 1200 for one ticket to attend the launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc (inclusive of free compilation disc)
Option 3: COUPLES PACKAGE- Ksh. 2000 for two tickets to attend the Launch, both the love disc and the hymn disc and the free compilation disc.
Featuring – Ian Mbugua, Arona, Brook house BTEC Sessions Band, Amani Baya and Music Director Paul Mbithi. It is going to single handedly be one of the biggest jazz concerts, and album launches of the year.
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Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively
22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.
Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.
Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.
The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.
Tickets: Ksh 2,500
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