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Exhibit: Clear Obsidian, Nov 17-Dec 14 2010 @ RaMoMa


November 12, 2010 at 1:14 am Leave a comment

PechaKucha IV, Oct 28 2010 @ RaMoMa

Uncover unexpected talent, stories and ideas.

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It is today held in over 320 cities, around the world.
The Nairobi chapter is all about celebrating creativity, and taking it to the next level.

(via KenyaBuzz)

October 22, 2010 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Exhibit: Kenyan Rangoli, Sep 20-25 2010 @ RaMoMa

You are invited to the exhibition “Kenyan Rangoli” part of the Samosa 2010 festival at RaMoMA from Monday 20th till Friday 25th September 2010
The exhibition is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Rangoli is a popular art form in India. It is a sand painting decoration using finely ground white and coloured powders spread out on the floors of houses and courtyards. The original purpose was to drive away demons and bring in light. Sharp linear patterns are hand-drawn mainly by women and girls.

Eight artists were invited to do a Rangoli using local materials such as sand, coloured sawdust, gravel, marble chips, broken mirrors, bottle tops, plastic pellets and the like as part of the  Samosa 2010 festival whose theme is ‘Different is Exciting’. The artists mix and match these diverse media to present a harmonious design. You and the public are also invited to take part by creating your own patterns at the public Rangoli section (see notes below)

Individual Artist Exhibition
In the ValDor Gallery is the Individual Artist Exhibition featuring some of the most prominent, cutting edge and exciting artists in Kenya. They include El Tayeb Dawelbait, James Mbuthia, John Kamicha, Patrick Mukabi, Maryanne Muthoni, Atifa Kassam, Khilna Shah and Nihari Shah

Also in the ValDor Gallery is a Kids Rangoli made by a group of young children from Braeburn School. These talented boys and girls were part of the SAMOSA Kids programme in SAMOSA Festival 2008, where they first tried their hands at Rangoli. Here, they have worked on a group Rangoli, using the unusual materials available.

Public Rangoli
Next to the sculpture garden is the start of a Public Rangoli. We want to invite you and members of the public to contribute to our ever growing, dynamic Rangoli. Once you have seen the artist’s interpretation of Kenyan Rangoli, the same materials are provided and you can join in – how big can we get it?. At the end of every day, the picture of the Rangoli will be uploaded to the SAMOSA Facebook Group, so we can see how it changes over time. Just like the theme of SAMOSA 2010 “Different is Exciting” – we pose the question, by adding diversity to a traditional art form, is it’s beauty diminished or enhanced? By approaching Rangoli from various cultural viewpoints, we can create something infinitely more beautiful?

Kids Rangoli
Also in the ValDor Gallery is a Kids Rangoli made by a group of young children from Braeburn School. These talented boys and girls were part of the SAMOSA Kids programme in SAMOSA Festival 2008, where they first tried their hands at Rangoli. Here, they have worked on a group Rangoli, using the unusual materials available.

About the artists

El Tayeb Dawelbait – Considered one of the most talented Sudanese artists based in Nairobi. He has been widely exhibited locally and internationally. He believes that shifting from one medium to another and working with different tools opens up creativity.

James Mbuthia – Intensely creative artist. Passionate about bringing art to children, and serves as the Workshops Co-ordinator for RaMoMA Kids wing. He also is the curator of the sculpture garden in RaMoMA.

John Kamicha – John was raised in an atmosphere of art, and is widely experimental. He has recently done a series of work using Khangas, to try and bring the act of painting closer to his own culture and experience.

Patrick Mukabi – Patrick is one of Kenya’s most seasoned and celebrated oil and acrylic painter. He believes visual art is dynamic, interactive and should connect with people as part of their everyday lives. He is a resident at the GoDown centre.

Maryanne Muthoni – Maryanne is a full time artist based at Kuona Trust Studios She is both painter and print maker. She believes that colours play a special role in her art; it helps her express herself and bring out personality within the daily struggles of life. You may remember her Kanga Lion from the Born Free Foundation Lions.

Atifa Kassam – Atifa is both urban geographer and artist. She enjoys experimenting with different textures and techniques to form new media. Her great interest is how cultural identities are shaped and formed through art. She is a young entrant to Nairobi’s vibrant art scene.

Khilna Shah and Nihari Shah – Both dynamic and talented young ladies at Oshwal Academy, Khilna and Nihari have been doing traditional Rangolis since they were very young. They have done the traditional Rangoli pieces at the exhibition. They were both involved with the Mega Rangoli at the Jain Temple which was crafted by more than 10 ladies, with over 500 shades of colours and 4,442 man hours to complete! Khilna won the first Rangoli competition that she ever entered! Nihari hopes to train as a dentist, and believes the dexterity learned from Rangoli will come in handy.

September 17, 2010 at 2:43 am 1 comment

Artist Talk on “NotAboutKarenBlixen”, Jul 16 2010 @ RaMoMa

As part of the continuing exhibitions NotAboutKarenBlixen, RaMoMa is hosting an Artist Talk on 16th July  –  6 p.m. featuring:
Miriam Syowia Kyambi (Kenya)
Søren Assenholt (Denmark)

RaMoMa is on 2nd Parklands Avenue
Tel +254 20 3748612/8

July 13, 2010 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Exhibit: NotAboutKarenBlixen, Jul 4 – 18 2010 @ RaMoMa

RaMoMa invites you to the Opening of the Exhibition NotAboutKarenBlixen on SUNDAY 4th July  at 2 p.m. at RaMoMA Museum,

Performance- Gillion Grantsaan- 3 p.m.

Curators – Brooke Minto( US) and  Michelle Eistrup (Dk)
Organizer- Anders Juhl(Dk), Michelle Eistrup (Dk) and Brooke Minto( US)

Also Upcoming:

Artist Talk at RaMoMA  on 16th July at 6 p.m.
Miriam Syowia Kyambi  (Kenya) + Søren Assenholt (Denmark)

NAKB is a long-term collaborative project between 3 Kenyan artists, and 3 Danish artists and a German artist working in various mediums, sound, video, performance and installation. For the participating artists; the NotAboutKarenBlixen project offers the unique opportunity to create works of art, which incorporate impulses from Denmark/Germany and Kenya. Gillion Granstaan (Denmark), Ato Malinda (Kenya), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark) and James Muriuki (Kenya) have been working together, in pairs to explore Karen Blixen´s legacy and its significance in a post-colonial context, while in residence in Copenhagen (February 2010) and Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani (June/July 2010).

Through visual language and experimental literature Gillion Grantsaan and Ato Malinda explore, research and question the risky lifestyles on Kenya’s coastline. With these empirical results, they are attempting to create a persona, a protagonist who navigates his/her way in search of greener pastures.

Through MEMORIES, connections looped, borders, hedges, pathways, habitiat intertwined, these artists explore these spaces. Artists James Muriuki and Michelle Eistrup investigate through photography the relations of spaces built up from the outer to the inner and the distance and the in betweens. They are interested in the notion of land, division and the borders open and hidden that distinguish the parameters of openings and closures.

SEPTEMBER 2010- My World Images
Karen Blixen Museum + Odd Fellow Palace (Denmark)

Collaborative Artists – Ato Malinda (Kenya) +Gillion Grantsaan (Denmark), James Muriuki (Kenya) + Michelle Eistrup(Denmark), Miriam Syowia Kyambi (Kenya) + Søren Assenholt(Denmark), and Stefan Saffer(Germany)

RaMoMA         Not About Karen Blixen                                  04.07-07-18.07.2010
2nd Parklands Avenue  Sarit Centre 00606  Nairobi Kenya    Tel +254 20 3748612/8

June 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Art Market, Jun 26 2010 @ RaMoMa

This Saturday, 26th June, RaMoMA is holding the monthly art sale on 2nd Parklands Avenue.
Each last Saturday of the month, visitors to the expanded museum and exhibition space can view and purchase works of art directly from the artists themselves for no more than Ksh10,000 per piece. The market is open 10.00 am-4.00 pm.

June 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm 2 comments

Life Drawing Workshop, Jun 15 2010 @ RaMoMa

June 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

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