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Exhibition: Of Ships Passing in the Night, Apr. 27 – May 27 2016 @ Goethe Institut & Alliance Française

Of Ships Passing in the Night
“Of Ships Passing in the Night” is an art and photo exhibition which addresses the topic of migration and refuge.

Opening: Wednesday 27th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 28th April to Friday 27th May 2016
Venue: Alliance Française and Goethe Institut
Admission: Free

About
Voluntary and forced mass movements have been some of the major phenomena of the last 100 years. Difficult realities and the aspiration towards a better future have compelled human beings to make the dicult decision to move elsewhere. Artists in most societies have created works that address not only the physicality of displacement but also the changes that emerge as a result of migration. Some of these changes are the trauma of forced displacement, the adjustment to new
influences and cultures, the plight of those left behind and the universal desire for holistic progress.

A number of Kenyan artists have interrogated the displacement of mankind in their work. Their approaches to this issue are diverse, ranging from personal and institutional rituals of travel to the anatomy of those trapped in a form of no-man’s land.

This exhibition provides a tiny snippet into some of the artistic engagements around the issue of ‘Migrations and Refugees’ taking place within Kenya. A number of additional practitioners who enrich this exhibition are currently classi ed as refugees. The exhibition has been developed by Peterson Kamwathi, assisted by Thom Ogonga.

Exhibiting Artists: Mugisho Abija, Hassan Abdirahman Barre, Muktar Bashir, Mahet Ecubay, Jackie Karuti, Kivuthi Mbuno, Noor Ali Mudey, Patrick Mukabi, Alpha Mukange Mukangala, Shabu Mwangi, Longinos Nagila, Martin Onyis, Ray Piwi, Michael Soi, Koang Thakiy Stephena, Feleke Gebryes Tariku, Hamwenayo Vivier Tresor and Willy Wambugu.

Photo exhibition
The exhibition uses images from Agence France Presse (AFP), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and Kenyan photographers to show the varying experiences of refugees in France, Germany and Kenya. The images show differing attitudes in and approaches by these countries in their eorts to control, embrace and facilitate the lives of refugees. The exhibition has been curated by Carl de Souza (AFP Chief Photographer, East Africa), Kirsten Milhan (Freelance Africa Correspondent, FOCUS-Magazine) and Thomas Mukoya (Kenya Reuters Photographer).

April 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City II by Michael Soi & Thom Ogonga, Aug. 26 – Sept. 13 2015 @ Alliance Française

Sex and the City II
Date: August 26 – September 13, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française

August 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Faces by Michael Soi, Aug. 12-24 2015 @ Circle Art Agency

M Soi at Circle Art Agency
Dates: August 12-24, 2015
Venue: Circle Art Agency

August 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: I Love Nairobi by Michael Soi, Jul. 19 – Aug. 14 2015 @ GoDown Art Centre

M Soi Nai Ni Who
An exhibition by Michael Soi at the GoDown Art Centre is currently ongoing under the auspices of Nai ni Who Festival.

Opening: July 19, 2015
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Exhibition continues until August 14, 2015

July 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

The Little Art Gallery Exhibition: Empty Walls… Jan. 9-19 2015 @ New Runda

Empty Walls
Empty Walls, no more!!! A week of ART home presented by The Little Art Gallery

Cocktail Opening: January 10th , 2015 | Saturday at 2.00 pm
Venue : 202 Daisy Rd, Off Duom Palm Rd, New Runda . (see map attached)
The Exhibition will be opened by Mary K. M’mkindia, a Local Art Enthusiast.

Exhibition Dates: January 9th – 19th, 2015

The Little Art Gallery featuring: Adrian Nduma |Alex Mbevo| Boniface Maina|Michael Musyoka|Douglas Musyoki|Patrick Kinuthia|Patrick Mukabi | James Njoroge | Peter Elung’at |Samuel Njuguna | Michael Soi | Tom Mboya | Anthony Wanjau

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January 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Pop-Up Exhibition: East African Encounters by Circle Art Agency, Jun. 20-23 2014 in Nairobi

You are invited
Circle Art Agency is holding its third pop-up exhibition East African Encounters from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd June from 10am to 5pm.

The exhibition features 25 artists from 6 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Artists Showing: Dawit Abebe. Cloudy Chatanda, Eltayeb Dawelbait, Kebreab Demeke, Salah Elmur, Tamrat Gezagegn, Wanja Kimani, Ehoodi Kichapi, Otieno Kota, Mbuthia Maina, Vita Malulu, Sidney Mang’ong’o, Henry Mzili Mujunga, Patrick Mulondo, Ulindula Mwakisopile, Ian Mwesiga, Paul Ndema, Eria ‘Sane’ Nsubuga, Michael Soi, Ephrem Solomon, Nadir Tharani and John Taouss Tuyisabe.

All works for this exhibition were carefully selected by Circle’s curator, Danda Jaroljmek with support from Circle Art Agency’s wide-reaching network including: 32º East, Kampala; Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam; Wanja Kimani and Karen Obling in Addis Ababa and Salah Elmur in Khartoum.

For More info visit http://www.circleartagency.com/exhibitions/

June 11, 2014 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga, Apr. 3-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Sex and the City
An exhibition of New work revolving around the Nairobi night life by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga

Opening: April 3 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise

Runs until: April 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

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