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Exhibition: Democracy My Piss, Apr. 28 – May 26 2016 @ Kuona Trust

Democracy my piss
Opening: April 28, 2016
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: May 28, 2016

About
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?

http://kuonatrust.org/democracy-my-piss/

April 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Hop on the Art Bus! Guided Tour of Selected Art Spaces in Nairobi, Mar. 19 2016 @ Kuona Trust

Hop on the Art Bus
Date: March 19, 2016
Venue: from Kuona Trust
Time: 10am to 4pm
Charges: KES 2,000
Early bird booking will attract a 10% discount.

RSVP by calling 0721262326 or email info@kuonatrust.org.

About
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!!

March 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Interactive Art Installation: Invisible Wall by the2vvo, Oct. 8-17 2015 @ Kuona Trust

invisible wall

Opening Reception: Thursday 8th October, 6pm
Exhibition Dates: 8th – 17th Oct 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust Art Gallery

About
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.

October 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Hadithi Hadithi by Harriet Riddell, Sept. 24 – 30 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Hadithi Hadithi by Harriet Riddell
Opening Date: September 24, 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 6:00pm
Entrance: Free

About
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.

September 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Sarnevesht (Destiny) by Maral Bolouri’s, Sept. 3-15 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Sarnavesht Poster _ Maral Bolouri _ Kuona Trust-01
Opening Preview of Maral Bolouri’s Solo Exhibition: September 3, 2015
Time: from 6 pm till 10 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Location: Likoni Lane, off Likoni Close, Off Dennis Pritt Road

Exhibition Dates: Until September 15, 2015

* Sarnevesht is a Farsi word meaning ‘Destiny’.

This exhibition is curated by Danda Jaroljmek of Circle Art Agency.

August 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Animal Footprints by Moses Maaramele, Jul. 23-31 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Animal Footprints
Animal Footprints exhibition by Moses Maaramele;

Opening date and time: 6pm, Thursday 23rd July 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust
Until: July 31, 2015

About
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.

July 20, 2015 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Panel Discussion: Urban Art and Data Visualisation, Jul. 22 2015 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Urban Art and Data Visualisation
Date: July 22, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Panel Discussion with Bankslave, Kerosh Swift, Stacy Gillian, Ruganzu Bruno and Wearevisual

July 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

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