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Connection in isolation

The odd link between Ntensibe and Klimt’s art THE INDEPENDENT | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Gustave Klimt and Joseph Ntensibe can’t have been born and bred more differently. They lived and practiced their art in different periods and cultural worlds. Klimt is an Austrian 19th Century painter who lived between 1862 …

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In memory of Serulyo

The master of anatomy and individual proficiency lives on Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The sculpture in stained glass depicts rural scenery. A herdsman stands; leaning on a stick, while another man; squatting, milks a cow with birds hovering nearby. The sculpture is considered a masterpiece and is admired …

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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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Why do you exist? To be happy or sad?

A new exhibition asks questions that annoy and delight Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A painting of a nun piously crossing her hands, engrossed in prayer, hangs at the entrance of Ronex Ahimbisibwe’s exhibit. Atop the painting, on the right hand side, is a rosary hanging as if it …

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ARTS: A dismal step so far taken

Who’s buying art in Uganda? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In 2011 former Germany Ambassador to Uganda, Klaus Houderbaum, showcased his private collection at the now defunct MishMash art gallery in Kololo, a Kampala suburb . His collection included diverse art paintings, wood-cut prints and sculptures from some of the …

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ARTS: Sane’s white faces

How Africans become invisible on the global stage Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Sane produces politically engaged art: the art that inspires conversation on ensuing political situations. He draws interest in his work with metaphors that satirically communicate the evils of the Capital Empire with its villains. He sardonically implicates …

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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: Kamya wows with wood

How a child’s curiosity created international celebrity Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Charles Kamya is a self-taught Uganda artist who has found a spot among the masters. He recently emerged overall winner in a global sculpture competition; the Holzbildhauer Symposium Brienz in Switzerland, after beating over one hundred sculptors from …

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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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