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Exhibition dates: April 9-19, 2015
This documentary work represents an inquiry into the religious, cultural and financial dynamics of non-traditional churches located in the periphery of Seoul.
At the same time, it explores the diversity of architectural designs that range from the traditional hanok style house-churches to the so-called mega churches that accommodate thousands of parishioners.
In the process, the work questions the functions that churches perform in contemporary South Korean society.
About the artist
Noah Miller is a photographer born in the United States and raised in Germany. He has been pursuing photography seriously for the last 15 years and studied the medium at the International Center of Photography (New York City), the former London College of Printing, the Torpedo Factory (Washington, DC) and Eyes in Progress (Paris). In 2004, he was a winner in the ABB international photo competition.
His current work has shifted towards exploring the interplay of people and their constructed environments. While living in Nairobi, he would like to explore the ethnography of interracial families as his next long-term project.
For more information visit http://kuonatrust.org/churches-in-the-periphery-of-seoul/
Exhibition Dates: April 1-6 2015
Time: Daily – 9 am – 5.30 PM
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
* Normal Museum Rates apply for visits after the opening night
On Tuesday, the 31st of March 2015, Kuona Trust in partnership with Barclays will officially announce the six finalists of the prestigious Barclays L’Atelier awards from Kenya, shortlisted from 773 entries within Africa.
The event which will be held at the National Museum of Kenya will showcase artwork from the top finalists alongside other pioneer artists in the Kenyan art scene, giving guests a glance of the vibrant contemporary and innovative art from artists in the country
About the Competition and Exhibition
The Barclays L’Atelier award is one of the most prestigious art contests in Africa. Having run in South Africa for more than 20 years, the organizers have expanded the opportunity to other emerging visual artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya.
Beginning January 2015, artists aged 21 to 35 were invited to take part in the art competition. In Kenya, the Barclays L’Atelier art competition organizers have partnered with Kuona Trust Art centre to coordinate and facilitate the competition logistics.
Artwork from finalists in all 5 countries, including Kenya will be showcased at the Absa Gallery in South Africa before the winner is announced in June 2015.
The five prizes on offer consist of a 6 month trip to Paris, three merit award prizes and the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers. Each finalist will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for a year.
For more information, visit: http://lateliercompetition.com/
Exhibition opening: Mar. 19 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm
Exhibition Runs Until: April 2, 2015
The paintings present various open-ended narratives using Nairobi city by night as muse. Prompted initially by Nairobi’s ominous night-time reputation, Stavros Pavlides wishes to examine, interpret, and comment on perceptions of the city through the highly subjective ‘lens’ of painting.
To view more of the artist’s work visit http://www.stavrospavlides.com/
‘Your Name Betrays You,’ an art installation by Wambui Kamiru, intends to explore the origin of ethnicism and the invention of tradition as a purposely created classification of Africans by missionaries and colonial administrations, in much the same way that a guidebook would be written for birds.
It will look critically at what we call “other tribes” when we are behind closed doors. The root, development and how we have made these descriptions of the “other” a part of our lives.
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To view more of her work, visit her website https://wambuikamiru.wordpress.com/
The event will feature approximately 30 artists exhibiting their astounding works around the Kuona Trust grounds in a garden exhibition.
Apart from the artwork on sale, the day will be filled with music from a live DJ, performances by spoken word artists, food and drinks will be on sale. Different vendors will be showcasing their unique products from jewelry to bags.
This will be the perfect venue to come and purchase that special gift before you head out to that dinner date you have planned
Labyrinth explores the banality of life by use of repetition. It reflects a bored consistency with an implied journey to an unknown destination,borne out of being stuck in the same place, doing the same thing over and over again.
Jackie has chosen a variety of media to approach this thought provoking work by experimenting with both sound and video,installation art, as well as an interesting set of mixed-media pieces.
To view more of Jackie’s work,visit her website.
The Artists’ Open Studio tour is a free, self-guided art adventure that is open to all art lovers, enthusiasts and collectors. It provides the public with an opportunity to interact with Kuona Trust’s painters,sculptors, fiber glass artists, photographers, print makers, jewelers, glass artists, portrait and caricature artists.
You also have a choice of five workshops to take part in throughout the day, including painting for both children and adults, card making, glass mosaic, mural painting and face painting.
All at discounted prices.
Lots of Food & drinks on sale as well as entertainment.
Date : Saturday, 29th November, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM