Posts tagged ‘The Shifteye Gallery’
Exhibition runs through November 4, 2016
“Young Woman, Welcome to the Holocene” is the debut solo show of American artist April Zhu in Nairobi, featuring works on canvas and poetry.
Opening night is Friday, 21 October at 7pm. The Exhibition will be on the Ground Floor of The Shifteye Gallery at The Priory Place.
April Zhu was born in West Virginia, USA. She received her BA in Environmental Studies and Studio Art from Wellesley College in 2014, where she has previously exhibited in group shows Half Artist and Object and Image (2013) and independently Kinyago (2014). She lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.
New technologies and digitalization are influencing how modern societies run – everything from how we access goods and services to how we socialize are continuously being transformed. Computers and mobile phones are often considered necessary tools that are highly valued both at work and at home. With the good comes the bad – our online lives leave us vulnerable to potential security threats as well as open us up to challenges to our personal and societal well-being.
The Goethe-Institut Kenya, in collaboration with Mbithi Masya and Youth Knows No Limits (YKNL), is organizing a Digital Art Festival with the objective to create a forum for dialog, exchange and presentation of digital art.
Five artists have been asked to consider how we consume and interact in/with the digital sphere and how these influence or are influenced by traditional value systems and global trends. Through their medium of choice, they have been encouraged to bring their perspective and style in the exploration of digital possibilities to comment on the social and psychological implications of digital technologies.
The participating artists include Awuor Onyango, Bazil Ngode, Chris King, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih as well as Musa Omusi. The festival programme consists of screenings, talks, workshops, an exhibition of the artworks as well as the performance of “Winterreise” by the German artistic research and production collective Institut für angewandtes Halbwissen.
Find an overview of all the events happening during “Space – A Digital Art Festival” on Goethe Institut-Nairobi Facebook event Page
Each Lab session features collaborations between a DJ/ Producer and a film maker/ photographer.
DATE: Friday, 5th Dec 2014
VENUE: The Shifteye Gallery
TIME: 7PM – 3AM
ENTRANCE: KSHS 500 (GATE ONLY)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Mr Jake + Road Trip Guru (RTG)
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Foozak + IRFAN KASSAM
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM – SURAJ + MARK KAIYARE
11:30 PM – 12:00 AM – Marcus Ezra Music + TINTSEH
12:00 AM – 1:30AM – Dread Steppa + REALLY RASTA
1: 30 AM – 3:00 AM – DjPanik + ZACHARY SAITOTI
Join Tabitha wa Thuku as she showcases a collection of her art
Opening: Monday, March 24 2014 at 5 pm
Venue: the Shifteye Gallery (Priory Place, Argwings Kodhek Rd. Hurlingham)
Location details: Map
The exhibition runs until 29th March,2014
Dates: February 17-26, 2014
Thom has combined traditional drawing and illustration techniques with contemporary painting fusing charcoal and soft pastels.
Works on display are an interrogation of human behavior in reaction to the not-so-recent alcohol regulation (Mututho) Bill and how we respond to it.