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Exhibition on until April 9, 2017
Brush Tu Art Studio welcomes you to their 2017 premier print making workshop, 13th to 17th March.
The workshop will be conducted by the renowned print maker Wycliffe Opondo (Wiki) at Kuona Trust.
In small classes of 12 students a session, you will have an opportunity to learn the intaglio print making technique under the tutelage of the experienced Artist.
The workshop has been divided into two sessions giving you an opportunity to attend either the morning session 10:00am – 12 noon or afternoon session 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
To RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 724 084 751; +254 797 583 934
Participating Artists: Joseph Bertiers, Michael Soi (Godown Arts Centre), Dennis Muraguri, Lionel Garang, Wycliffe Opondo, Aron Boruya, Alex Njoroge, Anthony Maina (Kuona Trust), Kerosh, Richard Kuria, Solo, Joan Otieno, Blaine, Cephas, Msale (Railway Museum and Dust Depo) and Nduta Kariuki.
A visual language derived from local aesthetics and geographies.
Until: February 11, 2017
We are excited to invite you to our first exhibition this year, which premiers on 26th January 2017, 6:00pm.
Michael Soi opens the doors our gallery this year, giving you an opportunity to own one or two of his art works.
The art works will be selling at discounted prices and 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting Kuona Trust.
This exhibition runs until 11th February 2017, giving you ample time to view and purchase the art work.
The Kuona Trust artists in collaboration with other artists invite you to the second edition of Kuona RELOADED at the Village Market exhibition Hall.
Featuring art works by some of the most prominent artists, this exhibition gives you an opportunity to purchase the best Christmas gift this season.
For inquiries, please reach us on 0721262326 or email email@example.com
Exhibition continues until 31 December 2016
Exhibition by Lemek Tompoika & Paul Njihia interrogating the use of alphanumeric symbols as objects of identity and status.
Numbers are significant symbols in the modern society. They have been used to represent individuals and their positions. In the west, individuals are more identifiable by their Social Security Number, while more recently locally, the Personal Identification Number (P.I.N) has become a more specific form of identification to access various services. These numerical labels are designed by governments and corporations of many countries as a means of tracking individuals for purposes of taxation and other government-related functions therefore aiding institutional discrimination, oppression and inequality among humans.
Lemek Tompoika examines how the use of these symbols has replaced actual persons; how humans become statistics during voting and how names identifiable to local cultures have been replaced by western identification numbers. He uses archival text and imagery from newspapers and emphasizes the perception of newspaper as a status symbol.
Paul Njihia’s work explores how numbers in the education system are used to define students. This is clearly seen in exams whereby the marks that a student gets and ranking position overshadows the students’ characters, talents and other abilities. On the other hand the quality of education is assumed to go hand in hand with the amount of school fees that an institution charges. This obsession with marks, position, fees and other form of numbers has compromised on the quality of education.
‘Wrong Number’ looks at how this system of using symbols/numbers/digits can be manipulated to include or exclude and how it often leads to disenfranchising.