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Face masks and slippers: Museums preserve lockdown life

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown. “It’s such an extraordinary experience,” Beatrice Behlen, senior curator at the Museum of London, told AFP. “When we …

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Telling the COVID-19 story through visual art

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A masked child with tears rolling down her cheeks and a world stud in chains, embody some of the artworks that visual artistist Rashid Abdhufatah is using to raise awareness on COVID-19, in Kampala. Abdhulfatah’s murals which stand out on building walls in parts of …

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ARTS: Beauty of birds

Top conservationist art show in Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ugandan Ivan Yakuze who has built a globally recognised name in the niche of artists working with traditional fabric to create startling artworks has an ongoing exhibition in Kampala. Usually, Yakuze’s discerning eye for the unusual keeps everyone …

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Kampala Biennale is Back

Biennales are major international contemporary art exhibitions mostly conceived in cities around the world and our dusty Kampala happens to have its own. ARTS | MATT KAYEM | Once again, it’s another chance for the international art spotlight to project its blaring light on Kampala. Running for its fourth edition …

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Bic announces winners of its art competition

Ugandan among top winners | THE INDEPENDENT | Lister Brian Kansiime, a Ugandan artist is among the winners of the 2019 Bic Art Master Africa Competition. BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters, and shavers, has a longstanding history with art, and established the Bic Art Master Africa Competition to …

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Tribal artefacts trending

Ancient Africa spear sparks bidding war at auction house | THE INDEPENDENT | Strong demand for vintage tribal artefacts helped an African spear sell for more than 50 times its estimate, an auction house has said. The African tribal spear was expected to be sold in Harborough for about £200 …

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The Endangered Ones

Bird art warns of the danger ahead | MATT KAYEM | Farid Mahfudh, one of Uganda’s top bird artists, has been working on a major body of work for the last five years and now – it’s ready! He is showing off the work titled `Endangered’ at the Afriart Gallery …

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