Posts tagged ‘kuona trust’
Artist2Artist is a forum that provides a safe space for artists to get together, share experiences, exchange ideas and talk about their personal journeys.
This session will be hosted by Joseph Bertiers. Bertiers’s work is concerned with social, political and economic issues in Kenya and abroad. His detailed paintings and life-sized sculptures are characterized by a sharp wit and humour. As a teenager, Bertiers painted signs for shops and bars, which led him to pursue a career in art.
Join this, one on one, conversation with the artist at his studio in Karen as he shares insights about his life as an artist, mentor and entrepreneur.
This two hour session is open to all and will run from 2pm to 4pm. RSVP by calling 0721262326 before 10th May 2016.
Exhibition Runs Until: May 28, 2016
This is an art project and exhibition looking at democracy in Africa, taking common observations of political elections in Africa as a starting point.
Often ‘democracy’ in Africa is established by the cycle: Queue – Voting – Dispute/Violence/Compromise – Long years between elections – Stasis – Queue. African politics feature accounts of unconstitutional extension of presidential terms, manipulation of electoral laws, party hopping, patronage and violence, and very rare nominal transitions when an incumbent is out-voted.
On the other end are ordinary people who are subjects to these politics being positioned as bit-players, pawns, the supporting cast to a centralized system of influential men and women but still they queue in millions to vote. Are they exercising a right denied for too long? Is there a need to make a mark even though that mark is mostly ignored? Is democracy an experiment? Is Africa defining its own kind of democracy?
RSVP by calling 0721262326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to have our first Kuona Art Tour on Saturday, 19th March 2016.
The tour will cover four art spaces across the city; Kuona Trust, The Art Space, Circle Art Agency, Maasai Mbili Art Centre and Phottizzo Art Gallery. Aside from that, you are assured of personalized, one on one conversations with artists and discounts on selected artworks!
Join in the caravan of Art!!
Opening Reception: Thursday 8th October, 6pm
Exhibition Dates: 8th – 17th Oct 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust Art Gallery
A wall can be seen as a tool to defend, but also to divide. It is something to expose and reveal, and yet, at the same time to limit and discriminate. Walls which were once there to gate us from the rest of the world have lost their relevance. Today, we see culture and knowledge traversing invisible walls to form fruitful global collaborations.
Invisible wall is an interactive light-sound-physical art installation, created by current Kuona Trust artists in residence, Lena Pozdnyakova andEldar Tagi who make up the Zwo.
The exhibition purposes to offer a different type of spatial experience where the audience becomes part of the installation and process of creation through interactive action.
Hadithi Hadithi by Harriet Riddell is an interactive Art Exhibit that captures varied present day experiences in Kenya directly onto fabric. With a talent for drawing on her sewing machine, Harriet travels Kenya stitching live narratives onto canvas and local fabrics. The result is a series of whimsical art works that illustrate life in the Nairobi slums and rural Kenya.
The Hadithi Hadithi exhibition showing at the Kuona Trust art gallery will include collaborative pieces with various local artists from Masaai Mbili and Wajukuu who Harriet taught her ‘free-style’ stitch technique.
This exhibition runs until 30th September 2015.
Exhibition Dates: Until September 15, 2015
* Sarnevesht is a Farsi word meaning ‘Destiny’.
This exhibition is curated by Danda Jaroljmek of Circle Art Agency.
Opening date and time: 6pm, Thursday 23rd July 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Until: July 31, 2015
Animal Footprints is a visual documentation of animal adaptation and survival as interpreted by artist Moses Maaramele. The body of work makes an attempt to capture the movements of both wild and domesticated animals whilst preserving their legacy for future generations who may perhaps not get the opportunity to interact and observe the animals we do today.
Moses Maaramele is an artist from Botswana currently in residence at Kuona Trust.