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ARTS: Block printing exhibition

Parody, conceptualism at block printing exhibition By Dominic Muwanguzi Printmaking may be a traditional art practice much familiar with African traditional artisans but contemporary artists continue to embrace it because of the studio technique and depth of concept that underlies the genre. It is a type of art that involves …

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ARTS: To live is to become

Uganda artist Waswad steps into controversy By Dominic Muwanguzi The opening day of Ugandan artist Donald Augustine Wasswa aka Waswad at Afriart in Kampala has gone down in local art lore because of one of the works on display titled controversially as `My Screw ups 1, 2& 3’. This is …

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ARTS: You can only be a child #once exhibition

By Dominic Muwanguzi In response to the growing numbers of child labour in poor communities world-wide, a photo exhibition titled #ONCE opened in Kampala recently. The photographs were taken by renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson in Erussi Sub-county, Nebbi District in West-Nile region. They show children in child labour free-zones, including …

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ARTS: When love dares

Five masters launch exhibition to change attitudes By Dominic Muwanguzi An exhibition titled `A love That Dares’ that opened at The Studios art space, Afriart, on 7th Street, features Sanaa Gateja, Theresa Musoke, Joseph Ntensibe, Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala) and Zuleika Kingdon. Their artworks explore love in troubled and hate-filled …

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Tingatinga art in town

Belgian collector brings famous Tanzanian artists to Kampala By Dominic Muwanguzi Tingatinga art movement birthed by one Edward Saidi Tingatinga in 1968 in Tanzania is a style that involves repetitive decorative design of wildlife and day to day lifestyle. The images are washed in a bright colorful palette that is …

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ARTS: Different But One 21

Innovation through collaboration  By Dominic Muwanguzi An exhibition by Makerere Art lecturers is bound to evoke excitement – after all these are the elite of the modern and contemporary art scene in Uganda.  However, the excitement goes a notch higher when it is the annual `Different But One’ exhibition now …

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BIG artists show off

Artists who are arguably some of the big names in Uganda are showcasing their recent artworks at Afriart Gallery in Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala city. Each was selected for their contribution to the fast-growing art industry, writes Dominic Muwanguzi. Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule, Henry Mzili Mujunga, Dr. Amanda Tumusiime, …

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Women fantasies at AKA Gallery

`Women Fantasies’ showing now at AKA Gallery in Kampala stimulates dialogue on issues of women emancipation and anticipations both locally and globally. It is a trend now for contemporary artists to respond to global issues in their art. Ngula Yusuf Kiire’s work in the exhibition themed `Women Fantasies’ showing now …

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ART: Diving into the deep

History in Progress Uganda (HIPU), the historic photograph collecting and publishing team has published yet another archive. Once again it is from St. Mary’s College Kisubi, one of the most prestigious schools in Uganda, writes Dominic Muwanguzi. Titled ` Dive into the Deep: Ebifananyi 6’, it is a sequel to …

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Narratives of body and shape

The human figure continues to fascinate modern and contemporary artists. Many are gripped by its deployment as an aesthetic or conceptual symbol that evokes different forms of visual narratives in their work, writes Dominic Muwanguzi. For Khalid Kodi it is an important topic that warrants a standalone exhibition that he …

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