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Exhibition: Group Show with selected artists from Kenya, Uganda and Sudan, Mar. 2-22 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery

Group Show at Circle Art Gallery. | Image via the Gallery


Dates: March 2-22, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
In the gallery over the next 3 weeks we have a selection of new work from some of East Africa’s most experimental emerging and established artists. Come and visit the gallery for an overview of new paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the following artists;

Paul Onditi, Longinos Nagila, Miska Mohmmed, Florin Iki, Jonathan Solanke Gathaara Fraser, Maliza Kiasuwa, Donald Wasswa, Onyis Martin, Nadia Wamuya, Paul Njihia, Wanjohi Maina, Shabu Mwangi, Dennis Muraguri and Cyrus Kabiru.

Image via the Gallery

March 10, 2021 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

Solo Exhibition: The Source of Our Seas by Shabu Mwangi, Jan. 27 – Feb. 17 2021 @ Circle Art Gallery


Dates: January 27 – February 17, 2021
Venue: Circle Art Gallery

About
The Source of our Seas will be Shabu’s first solo show since 2017 and his second with Circle. This exhibition combines recent paintings alongside a series of poems by the artist.

Shabu Mwangi has been a practising artist since 2003. This work traces an ongoing personal journey of striving to understand the balance between the two things that drive us, love and pain and how we react in different ways depending on which is dominant. Shabu Mwangi’s work has previously dealt with questions of collective suffering, and the effects that inequality, marginalization, and other forms of structural violence have on communities. In this new body of work, he has tuned his gaze inward, focusing on an examination of the self. He asks himself questions about how he sees the people around him, and his interactions with them.

“We are all connected to one another, and none of us is truly free from our collective struggles. I have a family, I have a clan, I have a tribe…”

In this work, Shabu considers these different stages or levels of connection. Because we are all interconnected, and because the work is drawn from the reality and rhythm of the world, he believes that people will, each in their own way, relate to the work.

Shabu lives and works in Mukuru slum where he established the Wajukuu Art Project in 2013 with a deep conviction that his work could highlight the lives of the disadvantaged minorities in his community. His last exhibition was The Stateless at Circle in 2017 and his work has been shown in the UK, France and Germany.

January 29, 2021 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

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: Freedom | Flight | Refuge, Until Mar. 13 2016 @ Circle Art Agency – 910 James Gichuru

Freedom Flight Refuge
Dates: Until March 13, 2016
Venue: Circle Art Agency, 910 James Gichuru

February 11, 2016 at 10:24 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Hope at the Tarmac by Shabu Mwangi, Sept. 26 – Oct. 20 2015 @ One Off Contemporary

Shabu Mwangi at One Off Sept 2015
PRIVATE VIEW
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Noon to 5 pm

Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 20, 2015
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery

About
In the light of the seemingly endless coverage of the ongoing migrant tragedy in Europe, Mwangi’s latest show titled ‘Hope at the Tarmac’ seems particularly appropriate, and reminds us of the plight of our own migrants in Eastern Africa.

Often tipped as an artist to watch, in this exhibition Mwangi reinforces the notion that he is an artist to be taken seriously whilst still being in the ‘affordable price’ range.

More on the Shabu Mwangi exhibition

September 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively

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Event Date: Saturday 21st June 2014 and Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: Doors and Box Office Open: 2:00 PM
Screening Starts: 3:00pm
Location: 21st – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen

22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill

Info
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.

Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.

The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.

Tickets: Ksh 2,500

More info: xculture.info@gmail.com Tel: +254 708 757 606

June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Shabu Mwangi, May 25 – June 29 2014 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Shabu Mwangi at One Off
Opens at One Off on Sunday 25th May – 11am to 5pm

May 19, 2014 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of Art Works by Different Artists, Until Jan. 11 2014 @ Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

Exhibition of Art Works

January 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Celebrating 14 Artists Represented by One Off Gallery, Aug. 25 2013 @ One Off

14 artists represented by 1 off
Date: Sunday August 25, 2013
Venue: One Off Gallery
Location: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Contacts: 0722 521 870

Artists Represented by One Off: Antony Okello, Beatrice Wanjiku, Chelenge van Rampelberg, Ehoodi Kichapi, Florence Wangui, Harrison Mburu, James Mbuthia, Mandy Bonnell, Peter Elungat, Peter Elungat, Peter Ngugi, Peterson Kamwathi, Richard Kimathi, Shabu Mwangi and Timothy Brooke

August 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Recent Works by Shabu Mwangi, Aug. 26-Sept. 26 2012 @ the One Off Gallery


Opening Date: August 26, 2012 [Special Preview for invited guests ONLY]
Time: 11am-5pm
Artist ONLY Preview: August 27, 2012 [2-5pm]

Exhibition Dates: Until September 26, 2012 [Tuesdays-Sundays]
Time: 11am-5pm
For more info call: 0722 521 870

August 22, 2012 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

Exhibit: Shabu Mwangi, until May 26 2011 @ Le Rustique

Lawrence Mwangi [Shabu] is a 25-year-old Kenyan artist living in Mukuru slum. He is one of the founders of the Wajukuu art project that provides Art classes to children in low incomes areas. Deeply rooted in his community, Shabu has always worked as an activist and artist, he also collaborates with the organization Art2Be working with marginalized groups using artistic and therapeutic methods to fight stigma and discrimination.
This is his first solo show. Deeply personal and at the same time very much influenced by the figure of Edward Munch in The Cry, 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 obscurity of these paintings proceeds from a personal experience and from fundamental emotions. 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 our existence is very fragile.

May 6, 2011 at 1:36 am Leave a comment


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