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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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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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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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Facebook apologises for censoring prehistoric Venus statue

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Facebook apologised on Thursday for censoring the prehistoric “Venus of Willendorf” figurine, considered a masterpiece of the paleolithic era. “Our advertising policies do not allow nudity or implied nudity but we have an exception for statues. Therefore, the ad with this image should have been …

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ARTS: Mistress of sculpture celebrates 25 years

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Renowned Ugandan sculptor, Dr. Lillian Mary Nabulime of Makerere School of Fine Art, is celebrating 25 years of art making with an amazing display at Afriart on 7th gallery located in Industrial Area, Seventh Street, on the The Studios Building. The exhibition features highlights of …

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Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Washington, United States | AFP | Former US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted. The paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, were revealed …

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ARTS: Cultural integration through art

East African biennale Kampala focuses on commonality Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art has a universal language. That is why five East African countries can showcase as part of the East Africa Art Biennale currently running at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala. The artworks, by different artists, from different …

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ARTS: Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene

Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Samson Xenson Ssenkaaba: Xenson is a first class graduate of the School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University and his name is synonymous with colossal experimental artwork produced from both indigenous (barkcloth) and synthetic material. …

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