Posts tagged ‘Kivuthi Mbuno’

Exhibition: Of Ships Passing in the Night, Apr. 27 – May 27 2016 @ Goethe Institut & Alliance Française

Of Ships Passing in the Night
“Of Ships Passing in the Night” is an art and photo exhibition which addresses the topic of migration and refuge.

Opening: Wednesday 27th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 28th April to Friday 27th May 2016
Venue: Alliance Française and Goethe Institut
Admission: Free

Voluntary and forced mass movements have been some of the major phenomena of the last 100 years. Difficult realities and the aspiration towards a better future have compelled human beings to make the dicult decision to move elsewhere. Artists in most societies have created works that address not only the physicality of displacement but also the changes that emerge as a result of migration. Some of these changes are the trauma of forced displacement, the adjustment to new
influences and cultures, the plight of those left behind and the universal desire for holistic progress.

A number of Kenyan artists have interrogated the displacement of mankind in their work. Their approaches to this issue are diverse, ranging from personal and institutional rituals of travel to the anatomy of those trapped in a form of no-man’s land.

This exhibition provides a tiny snippet into some of the artistic engagements around the issue of ‘Migrations and Refugees’ taking place within Kenya. A number of additional practitioners who enrich this exhibition are currently classi ed as refugees. The exhibition has been developed by Peterson Kamwathi, assisted by Thom Ogonga.

Exhibiting Artists: Mugisho Abija, Hassan Abdirahman Barre, Muktar Bashir, Mahet Ecubay, Jackie Karuti, Kivuthi Mbuno, Noor Ali Mudey, Patrick Mukabi, Alpha Mukange Mukangala, Shabu Mwangi, Longinos Nagila, Martin Onyis, Ray Piwi, Michael Soi, Koang Thakiy Stephena, Feleke Gebryes Tariku, Hamwenayo Vivier Tresor and Willy Wambugu.

Photo exhibition
The exhibition uses images from Agence France Presse (AFP), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and Kenyan photographers to show the varying experiences of refugees in France, Germany and Kenya. The images show differing attitudes in and approaches by these countries in their eorts to control, embrace and facilitate the lives of refugees. The exhibition has been curated by Carl de Souza (AFP Chief Photographer, East Africa), Kirsten Milhan (Freelance Africa Correspondent, FOCUS-Magazine) and Thomas Mukoya (Kenya Reuters Photographer).

April 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Labyrinth 50 Years of ART in Kenya, Nov. 16-24 2013 @ Belgian Ambassador’s Residence

TheLabyrinth art exhibition showcases 50 years of Art in Kenya at the Belgian Residence. More than 130 works of art from 12 artists working in Kenya are displayed to show the exceptional artistic qualities of some of the main actors of the Kenyan cultural scene.

This exhibition is curated by the Belgian Marc Van Rampelberg who has been working for over three decades in Kenya as a curator and a collector.

Labyrinth is open to the public from Saturday November 16 to November 24 onwards from 2 to 6 pm. Access is by registration only. Please send an email with your name and address to!

With artwork from: Chelenge Van Rampelberg, Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos, Gakunju Kaigwa, Jackson Wanjau, Jak Katarikawe, Kivuthi Mbuno, Morris Foit, Patrick Mukabi, Peterson Kamwathi, Richard Kimathi, Samwel Wanjau and Sane Wadu.

Curator: Marc Van Rampelberg

NOTE: Labyrinth is open to the public from Saturday November 16 onwards from 2 to 6 pm. However, access is by prior registration only and the Embassy reserves the right to organise these visits to the exhibition. Please send an email with your name and address to if you are interested in a visit!

November 15, 2013 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Discussion: Kenya’s Participation at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Jun. 20 2013 @ the NEST

Venice 2013
Date: June 20, 2013
Venue: the Nest, Jabavu Maisonettes House No. 4
Location: Opposite Kilimani Police Station
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: free

Kenya’s Chinese takeaway in Venice by Frank Whalley

Kenya’s delegation to Venice Biennale – Source venice biennale 2013 official website

Artists: Kivuthi Mbuno, Armando Tanzini, Chrispus Wangombe Wachira, Fan Bo, Luo Ling & Liu Ke, Lu Peng, Li Wei, He Weiming, Chen Wenling, Feng Zhengjie, César Meneghetti
Commissioner: Paola Poponi
Curators: Sandro Orlandi, Paola Poponi
Venue: Caserma Cornoldi, Castello 4142 and San Servolo island

For more information about this event please visit the Facebook event page

June 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch & Art Exhibition: MAKONDE MRS. doAN SIKAND, Jan. 19-30 2013 @ Le Rustique

Dates: January 19-30, 2013
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant

January 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

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