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The Art of Bronze Casting Exhibition

The exhibition demystifies the diverse misconceptions on the art of bronze casting. | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Bronze may be an unfamiliar media on the local art scene, evident with hardly any sculptural artwork made out of the material, save for the Flying Crested Crane 2007 standing at British High Commission Offices in …

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Tooro’s King Oyo unveils 25-year development plan

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukiidi IV has launched the Kingdom’s development plan for the next 25 years. The plan was launched on Saturday on the eve of the King’s 26th coronation anniversary. According to the plan, the Kingdom will …

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Taking on Francis Bacon

Between Bacon and Mwesiga there’s often a striking connection in studio deftness and philosophy Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Francis Bacon was an Irish-born artist whose obsession with raw and unsettling imagery earned him global recognition as one of the most sought after artists of his generation. His abstract human figure portraits were expressive of his inner persona and daily engagement with …

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Abba are back after four decades!

  Stockholm, Sweden | XINHUA |  The Swedish band Abba is set to release an album with new songs, it announced on Thursday. The quartet, who parted ways in 1982, recorded the first two songs of the ten-track album titled “Voyage” in 2018. “When we had these two songs, it …

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“Emerging Artists”, who are they?

The ambiguous or slippery nature of the term “emerging artists” calls for its revision to clearly define which artists it suits. | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The term “emerging artists” is frequently used in many art circles globally. Art galleries, dealers, collectors and art writers use the phrase from time to …

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Controversy in Ugandan art

When paranoia for controversy clashes with financial ambition Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In 2010 the first edition of the Controversial Art Exhibition was mounted at Afriart gallery, Kampala. It was a brainchild of the art gallery, under the patronage of Kampala Arts Trust, a creative collective of visual …

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