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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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ARTS: Child scrap collectors inspire artist

Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Scraps of metal, plastics, rubber and more are everywhere in Kampala; especially in low income areas where dumping many people cram into small spaces, leaving no room for proper garbage disposal. These are the treasure troves of scrap dealers who rummage through the heaps waste …

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Art legend Katarikawe dead at 80

His intuitive style on canvas earned him global fame as Africa’s Chagall Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Jak Katarikawe, one of Uganda’s most celebrated artists who died recently at age 80, was in the early 1960s an ordinary, illiterate chauffeur of a Makerere University Kampala don; David Cook. But he …

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ARTS: What is beautiful exhibit

Sekajugo’s artist inspired by prejudices around identity Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Each of us is unique. It is impossible to judge us outside of our individuality or using one yardstick. Still, stereotypes persist. And these issues are the inspiration for Collin Sekajugo’s recent exhibit `What is beautiful’. He interrogates …

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ARTS: Forgotten art masters

Why Uganda needs a national archive for art Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | With no national museum of art, Uganda suffers from not having a national archive for art. Therefore, it is convenient for one to conclude there is no art in Uganda because of an absence of a national …

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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: 25 years of art memories

Uganda’s top ceramicist, Bruno, shows off experience in new exhibit Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ceramic art is rare on the Kampala’s contemporary art scene despite it being one of the oldest crafts in Uganda. It goes back many centuries as a vocation traditionally for the men. Across Uganda, they …

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ARTS: Brief art comes to Kampala

Impermanent takes on permanent social-political issues Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Most Ugandans are familiar with anthills; mounds of soil built by termites or ants, usually outdoors, in open grounds, away from modernity. But what if you find the anthill inside a house or along a busy city street? Now, …

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ARTS: Fighting child abuse

Hope exhibition tackles horror of child ritual murders Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Child trafficking and mutilation is reported in the local press almost daily. This violation of children rights is often condemned, especially by civil society groups. But many people still do not understand what causes child abuse and …

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