Saturday , June 25 2022

Society

society news

Matt Kayem: Fraud or Creative Genius

The artist pays tribute to luminary Black African scholars and activists like Cheikh Anta Diop, Franz Fanon and Dr. Henri Clarke in his work | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Stuck Traveller was a conceptual, quite hypnotic installation that featured in the Kampala Art Biennale 2016 exhibition, that introduced the artist, Matt …

Read More »

Art curatorship dilemma

Are young curators doing enough gate-keeping of art back home? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art exhibitions in Kampala in recent times have gained a good reputation far from what they were yesterday. They are curated by professionally trained curators who have the confidence to select what is suitably …

Read More »

Living with infertility

A woman’s woes give birth to a support network Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | For many couples, the inability to bear children is a tragedy. The combination of personal, interpersonal, social, and religious expectations brings a sense of failure, loss, and exclusion to those who are infertile. Relationships between …

Read More »

Njabala’s Unanswered Questions

 How legitimate is the gender card in Art and why not art that answers the So What question? | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The exhibition Njabala This Is Not How that recently opened at Makerere Art gallery within the University campus, is about women. It explores and examines the diverse social- …

Read More »

The Sex Lives of African Women

An exhilarating, at times enraging new book For ten years, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has run an extraordinary platform for conversations about sex that centre the pleasure of African women – the blog ‘Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women’, which she co-founded. Now, the Ghanaian feminist has published a new …

Read More »