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Who stole gold toilet from British Palace?

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home London, United Kingdom | AFP | A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed “America”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio …

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Eddy Kenzo’s 700-word missive to Rema

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan musician Eddy Kenzo has written a 700 word missive on facebook following reports that his partner Rema Namakula is set to wed a doctor, Hamza Sebunya. Here it is, un-edited, mainly in Luganda and in uglish. ****** I wanted to record this on …

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ARTS: Seniority First

Exhibit finally resolves who’s an art master controversy with six luminary artists The Independent | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A master is a skilled individual who passes on his skills to a learner. Traditionally, in art, the master worked with apprentices and passed on the skills.  The term master gained interest …

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Exciting student art

It’s multi-disciplinary, full of potential | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Exhibitions by art students often throw up surprises. Young artists are adventurous, innovative and revel in what is trending in the art world to cross boundaries. An ongoing exhibition by second and third year Industrial and Fine Art students of Kyambogo …

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Weaver Bird Sculpture Park

Open air sculptures in that mirror a community’s cultural heritage The Independent | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The  perception that art only resides in the traditional art spaces like museums and galleries is quickly overturned when one visits Weaver Bird Sculpture Park, located almost 7 km from Masaka town, on the …

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ARTS: Embodiments of reason

Six artists revolutionizing materiality and collaboration Materiality in art is often evoked by artists as a response to how different objects in the community can be used to produce art. In the recent joint exhibition by Dr. Lilian Nabulime (Uganda) and Maria Brinch (Norway), the artists ventured into experimenting on …

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Connection in isolation

The odd link between Ntensibe and Klimt’s art THE INDEPENDENT | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Gustave Klimt and Joseph Ntensibe can’t have been born and bred more differently. They lived and practiced their art in different periods and cultural worlds. Klimt is an Austrian 19th Century painter who lived between 1862 …

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