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Remains, Waste & Metonymy: A Critical Intervention into Art/Scholarship, Jan. 18 – Feb. 18 2016 @ National Museums of Kenya
Opening: January 22, 2016 from 6 pm
Dates: 18 January – 18 February 2016
Venue: National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Road
Entry: Museums Rates Apply
This exhibition carries the remnants of an event held at the BIEA in Nairobi on 24th October 2015, entitled Remains, Waste and Metonymy: A critical intervention into art/scholarship. That event sought to provoke new avenues of collaboration between artists, scholars and other cultural producers around the themes of waste, remains and metonymy.
The unifying question bringing the interventions traced here together is how an approach to stuff as incomplete, open-ended and emergent can offer critical scrutiny to the assumed finality, stability and comfort of ‘objects’, ‘persons’ and landscapes. Always ‘in the making’ remains and waste often appear like unfinished biographies, metaphors, symbols or narrations that promise but rarely deliver entirely coherent meanings, bounded entities and stable wholes. Their indeterminacy can be creatively explored to reveal the excessive multiplicities of time, substance and space.
In exhibiting the remnants of these interventions here, we seek to reflect on how the traces of events outlive their particular moments, mirroring how our approach emphasizes process than product, emergence rather than finality, the subjunctive rather than the conditional, and the possible rather than the certain. In bringing together a diversity of critical intellectualisms we seek to provoke longer explorations of the uneasy yet creative analytical space between scholarship and the arts around the themes of materiality and temporality.
Sponsored by British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)
Event: Mobility Patterns and the Inception of Herding Economies in Kenya – Insights from Lake Turkana Basin, Dec. 8 2015 @ BIEA
Date: December 8, 2015
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikpia road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 15 – Kenya@50 Trends, Identities and the Politics of Belonging by Joyce Nyairo, Jun. 3 2015 @ National Museum
Dr. Nyairo will be joined by a panel consisting of Dr. JKS Makhoha (Kenyatta University), Dr. Garnette Olouch-Olunya (Technical University of Kenya), Dr. Charles Muiru Ngugi (University of Nairobi), Milton Obote Joshua (USIU), and Prof. Levi Obonyo (Daystar University)
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Join the March Against Extinction. On October 4th, 2014 – approx 120 cities around the world will be marching to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos and elephants and to ask countries involved in the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn to stop with immediate effect. Nairobi will be marching!
Date: October 4, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 am
Start At: National Museums of Kenya
End at: Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road
Exhibition runs Until December 1, 2014
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply
Take some time to view Jak Katarikawe works during the 4 months his work will be on display at the Nairobi Gallery. Jak Katarikawe is considered to be one of the greatest East African Artists.