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Out of Town: Theatre from Argentina on a Tour Around the World, Oct. 15 2016 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

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Date: October 15, 2016
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Adults KES 700, Children KES 350
Info/Reservations: 0721 609 601

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October 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Traces with Ann-Kristin Källström & Wycliffe Opondo, Until Oct. 20 2013 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

Traces
TRACES: 2 PRINTMAKERS IN NAIROBI

Dates: Until October 20, 2013
Venue: Le Rustique:

Ann-Kristin Källström
Born 1958 in Stockholm, Swedish artist Ann-Kristin Källström has had exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, Italy, USA a o. Recently, she has spent a 2 months recidency at Kuona Trust Art Centre, Nairobi where she gave a serie of printmaking workhops and made several researchs with found objects letting her to improvise and produce prints from the locally available resources. Through her walks, Ann-Kristin started to collect objects in the streets of Nairobi that captured her imagination and curiosity and created prints using the shape, volume and forms of these found/garbage objects.

The result of these experimentation is exceptionnal. These delicate and exquisite prints using the intaglio printmaking technique whith fabric from the Toi market (Kibera) tells us something about where we live and who we are. They are infinite marks of everyday objects inscribed in the past, they are in their fragility and mortality indirect traces of our beings.

WYCLIFFE OPONDO
Wycliffe is a self-taught artist from Nairobi. He participated in a number of exhibitions, workshops and exchanges including Sweden. For the past several years, he has been learning and using various printing techniques and became one the most skilled Kenyan artist in this field.

The images shown here are inspired by the period when the artist lived and worked in Kibera. The railway was his favorite since it symbolizes the irony of straight parallel lines cutting right through the organized chaos that makes up the slum of Kibera. These refined works shown at Le Rustique capture the environment of the people within Kibera in a very subtle way. A place that, despite many challenges, has its concealed beauty.

September 13, 2013 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Art exhibit: Traces, Sept. 1 – Oct. 20 @ Le Rustique

Traces

Ann-Kristin Källström
Born 1958 in Stockholm, Swedish artist Ann-Kristin Källström has had exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, Italy, USA a o. Recently, she has spent a 2 months recidency at Kuona Trust Art Centre, Nairobi where she gave a serie of printmaking workhops and made several researchs with found objects letting her to improvise and produce prints from the locally available resources. Through her walks, Ann-Kristin started to collect objects in the streets of Nairobi that captured her imagination and curiosity and created prints using the shape, volume and forms of these found/garbage objects.
The result of these experimentation is exceptionnal. These delicate and exquisite prints using the intaglio printmaking technique whith fabric from the Toi market (Kibera) tells us something about where we live and who we are. They are infinite marks of everyday objects inscribed in the past, they are in their fragility and mortality indirect traces of our beings.

WYCLIFFE OPONDO
Wycliffe is a self-taught artist from Nairobi. He participated in a number of exhibitions, workshops and exchanges including Sweden. For the past several years, he has been learning and using various printing techniques and became one the most skilled Kenyan artist in this field.
The images shown here are inspired by the period when the artist lived and worked in Kibera. The railway was his favorite since it symbolizes the irony of straight parallel lines cutting right through the organized chaos that makes up the slum of Kibera. These refined works shown at Le Rustique capture the environment of the people within Kibera in a very subtle way. A place that, despite many challenges, has its concealed beauty.

August 29, 2013 at 9:32 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Synthesis – Remixing Locality, May 25 – Jun. 26 2013 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

Synthesis remixing locality
Art Nairobi and Le Rustique are delighted to exhibit Synthesis: remixing locality by 3 artists from Namibia, Finland and USA.

Opens at Le Rustique restaurant on May 25, 2013
Exhibition Dates: Until June 26, 2013

Exhibiting Artists: Nicky Marais – Namibia, Mikko Ijas – Finland and Andries Fourie – USA

Nicky Marais
Nicky Marais is a Namibian painter and mixed-media artist. She employs a vocabulary of abstract forms and colour relationships that originate primarily from the Namibian landscape. Her paintings evoke a variety of geological landforms, plants as well as the material culture of her arid, sparsely populated and ruggedly beautiful homeland.
Nicky Marais is a Namibian artist, activist and educator who lives in Windhoek, Namibia, and heads the Visual Arts Department at the College of the Arts.

Mikko Ijas
Mikko lives and works in Helsinki. The means this artist uses to execute his drawings is everything but traditional. By combining the disciplined observation and skill of a traditional draughtsman or painter with the capabilities of contemporary digital equipment and technology (ipad), Ijas produces luminous and colorful drawings that are new and familiar at the same time. In his drawings, Ijas balances an interest in perception and realism with meaningful, productive distortion. In doing so his work is in dialogue with the history and traditions of painting while he also acknowledges the influence of contemporary artist like David Hockney, who explores similar interest in drawings on hand-held electronic devices. Written by Andries Fourie

Andries Fourie
Ancestral Voices: From Slaves to Matriarchs
This body of mixed-media works on paper addresses the role of South and Southeast Asian slave women, transported to South Africa by the Dutch in the 17thand 18th century, in shaping Afrikaans language, culture and identity. The aim of this work is to acknowledge this painful history, and to celebrate the diverse, non-western roots of Afrikaans culture.
While the work examines the influence of slave women in general, it also does so by focusing on the lives of two of the artist’s own slave ancestors: Ansela van Bengale and Catharina van Palliacatte.
Andries Fourie was born in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa in 1968. His work deals largely with contemporary and historical aspects of South African culture. In 1989, he immigrated to the United States. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at Willamette University in Salem Oregon, where he teaches sculpture.

May 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: by Lawrence ‘Shabu’ Mwangi, Apr. 25-May 24 2013 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

Shabu mwangi
Art Nairobi and Le Rustique are pleased to welcome ‘Shabu’ Mwangi 2nd solo exhibition.

Dates: 25th Apr-24th May 2013
Venue: Le Rustique

Born in 1985, the artist lives in Mukuru slum. Deeply rooted in his community, Shabu has always been working as an activist and artist, he is the co-funder of Wajukuu art center and is a member of Art2Be, an organization improving the lives of marginalized groups using artistic and therapeutic methods.

Most of Mwangi’s works are moments, which passed without any acknowledgement from within the system and in public view.
It is his reaction on behalf of the minority who exist in the absence of the majority.

Shabu Mwangi gives us a tale of the inside, a broken silence where the faces and the bodies do not need any narrative interpretation. The beauty and the importance of these works proceed from a personal experience and from fundamental emotion, these are shades of light and dark. Like an incessant path between strength, weakness and pain, these works put us in the place of the artist and the viewer, a constant reminder that questions related to our existence are fundamental.

April 26, 2013 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Close Encounters by D. Webster, D. Otieno & F. Wangui, Mar. 22 – Apr. 25 2013 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

Close encounters
Close encounters an exhibition by Dale Webster, Dickens Otieno & Florence Wangui

Dates: March 22 – April 25, 2013
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant

March 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Chalk on Wood by Jan Van Esch, Feb. 15-Mar. 14 2013 @ Le Rustique

Chalk on Board
JAN VAN ESCH | CHALK AND WOOD

Opening: February 15, 2013
Time: 6-9 pm
Venue: Le Rustique

Exhibition Dates: Until March 14, 2013

February 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

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