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ARTS: Mukasa’s women and cocks

Metaphors of Buganda or images of exploitation? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A current exhibition of Geoffrey Mukasa’s works at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala relieves his bold and controversial portrayal of the human form, especially the female. A painting by Geoffrey Mukasa would never be complete without these women. …

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ARTS: Mugalu’s romanticism on canvas

Serenityscapes as metaphor for self-freedom Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Whenever regular art gallery goers around Kampala are confronted with a striking painting of a beautiful waterscape, associations immediately connect it to Edison Mugalu. This impressionist artist’s name has become so synonymous with the subject that many cannot imagine him …

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Pan African sentiments in art

Mzili, Ndema, Karungi showcase ideology Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In recent times, there has been an urge by artists working on the African continent and the diaspora to evoke a Pan African spirit into their art. In Uganda, two events have evidently explored this concept: `Another RoadMap for Africa …

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Orange Moon Dance Production comes to Kampala today

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female dace production “Orange Moon” comes to Kampala March 24, with an exhibition and show at The Square 3rd Street, Industrial Area. Orange moon is a female dance production inspired by the mystics of a female moon image, were three different female dancers from …

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ARTS: Adventures in media, styles

The open expressions of young artists Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | An exhibition of student’s art is bound to be interesting. Occasionally, some students defy their inexperience and produce great art. Usually, however, gaps in art creation and presentation become perfect talking points for gallery visitors and possible dampeners for …

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ARTS: African art gains

`Mona Lisa’ fetches U.S$ 1.68m at auction Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A painting of an African princess from Nigeria’s Ife; the spiritual heartland of the Yoruba tribe, recently went under the hammer for more than U.S$ 1.68 million at the Bonhams Auction House in London. The African Mona Lisa …

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ISAIAH 60 PRODUCTIONS: 27 Guns trailer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shooting of scenes in Uganda’s capital Kampala for 27 Guns is ongoing as Natasha Karugire and Sharpe Ssewali direct an  Isaiah 60 Productions film about the National Resistance Army (NRA) liberation war of the early 8os. Roads around Parliamentary Avenue, Said Barre Road, King George II …

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Artist creates illusions of her face

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dain Yoon uses only makeup, face paint and brushes to make her own face and body a canvas for mind-bending visual effects. The 24-year old who attended some of the most prestigious art schools in South Korea decided to focus on ‘illusion art’, a …

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