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How they impact the Kampala art scene By DOMINIC MUWANGUZI Afriart Gallery The first private art gallery established by a Ugandan artist, Daudi Karungi to exhibit contemporary art from Uganda. It has inspired many artists to work more creatively in order to exhibit here. Through such display and engagements, it …

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What is African art?

University don confronts subject of African identity, neo-colonialism and decolonisation Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The question of African identity in art has been very topical recently. Africa does not produce art and all the art created by African artists – in the Diaspora and on the continent – …

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ARTS: A brainy affair

Artist attempts to talk politics without propaganda Kampala, Uganda |DOMINIC MUWANGUZI| The painted brains come in many colours; they are white, blue, red., and occasionally green. They are the colours of the flags of countries like the USA, France, UK, Syria and Libya and, for artist John Baptist Ssekubulwa they …

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Ants invade artist

Reawaken sketches of refugees and other migrants | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ants are destructive, undesirable creatures. They make anthills that can be a nuisance; especially if they occur near a home, in the compound. Artists like to use them as analogies for invasion. Now consider this: Gilbert Musinguzi has not …

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The curator: Friend or foe

Discussion of the work of internationally renowned curator, Simon Njami, for the Kampala Art Biennale (KAB18) rages on, months after it started on social media. Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The debate arose from post-festival articles in publications like `C&’ (Contemporary And), by Njami and Ghanaian academic Kwasi Ohehe …

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Romance is dead

A psychologist’s reflections on today’s dating scene and what comes next | MARYANNE FISHER | One of my main areas of research is on how women compete amongst each other for mates. So, as I was having lunch with a girlfriend recently, we somehow ended up on the topic of …

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