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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.
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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replaced actual persons; how humans become statistics during voting and how names identifiable to local cultures have been replaced by western identification numbers.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.
Get your early bird tickets at 10% discount when you RSVP by 15th June 2016.
Book your seat by calling 0721262326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 15th June 2016, 5 pm.
The tour will cover; Kuona Trust, One-Off Gallery, Banana Hill Gallery and Red Hill Gallery. You’ll get to meet artists and view exhibitions by Ehoodi Kichapi, Wanyu Brush and Camille Wekesa.
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?