Thursday , August 22 2019


society news

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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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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Art that cares

`We have lost our capacity to empathise; to ask what if it were me’ Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | For his boda boda helmet project, artist Collin Sekajugo creatively decorates works motor-cycle rider helmets using textile collages or paintings in a campaign against road accidents. Kampala has narrow roads …

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Daring the art market

Ugandan goes for solo show in Nairobi Mark Kassi is a figurative artist working with acrylics. His distinctive segmented style on canvas borrowed from the appliqué technique synonymous with textile design, has earned him a name in the region. He sometimes uses an arbitrary palette that ends up into harmonious …

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ARTS: Maria Naita

And the art of big things | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Maria Naita is one of the few women on the Uganda contemporary art scene. She defies stereotypes and exudes a consciousness of her equal rights in a male dominated industry and a readiness to fight for them. She does both …

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Ugandan art at PIASA

French auction art house falls for `unique, fresh’  Kampala Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Contemporary African art is now common on the world stage. Several art festivals; including the much coveted PIASA art auction in Paris, France capitalise onsale of contemporary art from the continent, notably from West Africa. There’s …

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Cliff Kibuuka’s metropolis

Artist shows off his immense love for Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Cliff Kibuuka will talk about Kampala City anywhere, any time – but not anyhow. He loves the city and sees only good even in its bad side. He adores its bustle and multi-cultures. In his latest …

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