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ARTS: Top five artists review 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The year 2018 has undoubtedly been very active and exciting. The Kampala Contemporary Art scene has witnessed two important festivals happening this year: Kampala Art Biennale 2018 (KAB18) and Kampala Contemporary Art festival (KLA ART 018). These two art events have contributed another character to …

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ARTS: Top five artists of 2018

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Musinguzi Gilbert – A youthful budding artist who graduated from Kyambogo University in 2014, invited unprecedented attention to his work at the Kampala Art Biennale 2018 with his colossal ephemeral  artwork `Invasion’ that interrogates  the subject of migration to new territory and its obvious impact to …

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ARTS: It’s raining dollars for Ugandan artists

Artist sells pieces worth Shs289m in one night Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ismael Kateregga’s painting titled `Buikwe fishing boats 2018’ composed of fishing boats docked at one of the landing sites on Lake Victoria, recently went under the hammer for £ 12,500 (approximately Shs61 million) at the Bonham’s Auction …

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ARTS: Honey pot to attract young artists

Top law firm Mukumbya Musoke Advocates awards art prize winners Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In the midst of a busy art calendar with the third edition of Kampala Art Biennale and KLA ART18 festival already in full gear, the first art awards organised and sponsored by a local corporate …

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ARTS: Artists as activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bruno Ruganzu explains the magnetism of artivism Bruno Ruganzu has recently been shortlisted among the four finalists for Artivism in Residence artists by MS TCDC in Arusha, Tanzania for using art for social justice in Africa. The Independent’s Dominic Muwanguzi spoke to him. Below …

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ARTS: Speaking vernacular for modern artists

Contradictions in decolonising art training in Africa Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Formal western art training in the East African region started with Mrs. Margaret Trowell, a Christian missionary, who first lived in Kenya and later Uganda. It is in Uganda during early 1937 that Trowell established her first art …

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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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Kampala’s chaotic landscape through the eyes of artists

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Kampala the capital of Uganda is a city synonymous with ever mushrooming enterprises and growing population. This duo surge has had consequences, including a haphazard landscape and scenery. In the eyes of artists like George Kyeyune, Ismael Kateregga and Clifford Kibuuka, the chaotic scenes and …

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