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Africans cheer call for France to return treasures

Paris, France | AFP | African museum directors on Wednesday welcomed an expert report calling on France to allow the return of thousands of African treasures and artworks, a radical policy shift that could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for restitution, but …

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Art legend Katarikawe dead at 80

His intuitive style on canvas earned him global fame as Africa’s Chagall Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Jak Katarikawe, one of Uganda’s most celebrated artists who died recently at age 80, was in the early 1960s an ordinary, illiterate chauffeur of a Makerere University Kampala don; David Cook. But he …

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ARTS: When Makerere’s art giant’s show off

Freshness, technical dexterity, innovation, experimentation at first alumni exhibit Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | When you go to an exhibition by alumni of any art school, you expect to see an exciting showcase of diversity in approach by the artists; as each show off what has made them so successful …

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Naked Trump statue goes for $28,000 at auction

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A naked statue of Donald Trump, complete with a distended belly and jowly sneer, is to go on display at a Haunted Museum after a paranormal investigator bought it at auction. Julien’s Auctions announced Wednesday it sold the artwork — believed to be …

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First Azulato Children’s Festival set for May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan German Cultural Society has organised a children’s festival May 6th, one of several educational projects aimed at strengthening and promoting the growth of local art and the bilateral co-operation between the people of Uganda and Germany. The Azulato Children’s Festival takes place for the first …

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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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