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Jua Kali is an exhibition of works that represents the journey of the artisan into self-creation. It stems from the informality of curating ones life experiences to generate a perceived self-image.
The exhibition is inspired by the informal sector, built from the opportunistic personality and perseverance of the Jua Kali worker who often use recycled or found objects to develop their creations.
It is a collaborative work by photographer Tahir Karmali, found object artist Dennis Muarguri & glass master Tonney Mugo.
The exhibition opens at Kuona Trust on the 17th of July 2014 from 6 pm.
Tahir’s photography installation, presents a series of provocative images, tastefully used to communicate and express a specific understanding the artist has of ‘Value’.
The artist chooses to use a subject that is laced with cultural and societal taboo. More specifically, Male Sex Workers (MSW) in Nairobi,who continue to present a provocative subject with traces of homosexual implications and male role stereotypes. This exhibition is not simply a display of those in the sex industry, but an active force in articulating, shaping, and contesting the meaning of ‘Value’ in the public sphere.
About the Artist
Tahir Carl Karmali is a Nairobi based photographer and digital & mixed media artist. He started his career in the corporate world but has been constantly in touch with the creative industry, constantly exploring the philosophies of existentialism whether through ink on canvas or the camera lens.
More of his work can be seen on his web page
Opening night: Thursday, 27th February 2014 from 6pm