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The GoDown Gig ft. Sandra Nankoma – from Uganda, Red Acapella and Winyo, Jun. 30 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: June 30, 2018
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: from 3 pm
Entry: Free


June 21, 2018 at 11:47 am 1 comment

Experimental Dance and Mixed Media: Unknown by Adam Chienjo (Fundraising for the New GoDown Arts), Jun. 25 2018 @ the Alchemist – Westlands

Date: Monday, 25th June 2018
Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands
Time: 6.30pm
Entry: Ksh 500

Dance piece : Unknown

A dance performance by Adam Chienjo in support of #GoDownTransforms.

Can we value what we don’t know? Is it possible to experience that which we cannot perceive? Can we then
touch the soul of the unknown, can we make contact with it, could we listen to it? Can we feel the texture of the
unknown? How does it move? From what direction does the unknown come from and to which direction does it
go? Can we describe the unknown as still? Is it silent or is there sound and resonance? Is the unknown within
time or is time within the unknown? To what extent does what we know contribute to the experience of the

Proceeds from ticket sales go to fundraising for the New GoDown.

Space provided by The Alchemist Bar!

June 21, 2018 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig ft. Prisca Ojwang’, Fadhilee and Zikki, May 26 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: May 26, 2018
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: from 3 pm
Entry: Free

May 18, 2018 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Reggae in the Sun Ft. Some of the Best Reggae Bands in Kenya, Apr. 28 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: April 28, 2018
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Tickets: KES 800/- at the Gate

April 20, 2018 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Fragile by Wolfgang Tillmans, Apr. 11 – May 11 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre & Circle Art

Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans, Greifbar 29, 2014

Dates: April 11 – May 11, 2018
Venue(s): the GoDown Arts Centre & Circle Art

The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. Ever since his first exhibitions and publications in the early 1990s Tillmans’ artistic approaches have continually developed. He is constantly redefining photography both as an image and as a material artefact, be it in the museum space or as an object on the printed page. His work is based on his never-ceasing curiosity, his intensive research in preparation, and a constant testing and advancing of the medium and its technical and aesthetic potential. His visual language derives from precise observation that reveals a deeply human approach to the complexity of the world. Familiarity, empathy, friendship, and intimacy are all visible and tangible in his pictures.

Tillmans’ approach can be seen as an appeal for freedom and an invitation to meet the other fearlessly and with open-minded curiosity. For Tillmans, acceptance of the fragility that determines us as individuals and that plays into our relations with each other is not a weakness – it is a great strength. Mistakes, ruptures and fragility are frequently impulses that lead to the development of new processes. They indicate the imperfection of our lives and yet also open up surprising perspectives on their material nature.

Fragile provides a comprehensive overview of the many-facetted and different forms of artistic expression in the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, from large-scale prints to sculptural objects, video projections, and music, to his curatorial work in making the exhibition. This selection for this ifa-touring exhibition comprises more than 200 works from 1986 to 2017. It includes framed and unframed photographs in various formats, and also his table installation truth study center, video works and numerous publication projects. Like all of Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibitions, each venue of the tour will use an installation that reacts to the specifics of the exhibition space and its architecture and environment.

#TillmansNairobi is an exhibition by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Nairobi.

Exhibition Opening:
Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 6.30 PM, at the GoDown Arts Centre.

Opening Hours
12/04/2018 – 11/05/2018
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
SATURDAY: 12.00 AM – 5.00 PM

at GoDown Arts Centre and Circle Art Gallery.

Admission is free!

April 5, 2018 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig ft. Okiror, Yunasi & Band Beca, Apr. 7 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: April 7, 2018
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: from 3 pm
No Cover Charge
Food & drinks on sale.

March 28, 2018 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig ft. Shamsi Music, Sage Chemutai & Tetu Shani, Mar. 3 2018 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

Date: March 3, 2018
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: from 3 pm
No Cover Charge

Food & drinks on sale.

February 26, 2018 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

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