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ARTS: Different But One 23

Annual academic-artists’ exhibit emphasises research and collaboration Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | It is time for `Different But One’ – the annual exhibit by art lecturers of Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine art which has been running for 23 years! Every beginning of the year, the lecturers …

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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: 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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ARTS: Value of our old buildings

Exhibit rediscovers modernistic architecture in five African cities Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The conversation on the preservation of old building in Kampala has been recently renewed in an itinerary photography exhibition titled `Africa Modernism’ showing at the MakerereArt gallery in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The exhibition documents over …

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ARTS: Afrika’sidentity of pride

Matt Kayemwants Africans to flaunt global domination in art, fashion, music Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ugandan multi-talented artist Matt Kayem is never shy to court controversy with his subjects, technique, and medium; be it painting, ceramics, photography, graffiti or sculpture. So his followers expected nothing less from his …

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