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Taking on Francis Bacon

Between Bacon and Mwesiga there’s often a striking connection in studio deftness and philosophy Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Francis Bacon was an Irish-born artist whose obsession with raw and unsettling imagery earned him global recognition as one of the most sought after artists of his generation. His abstract human figure portraits were expressive of his inner persona and daily engagement with …

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“Emerging Artists”, who are they?

The ambiguous or slippery nature of the term “emerging artists” calls for its revision to clearly define which artists it suits. | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The term “emerging artists” is frequently used in many art circles globally. Art galleries, dealers, collectors and art writers use the phrase from time to …

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Controversy in Ugandan art

When paranoia for controversy clashes with financial ambition Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In 2010 the first edition of the Controversial Art Exhibition was mounted at Afriart gallery, Kampala. It was a brainchild of the art gallery, under the patronage of Kampala Arts Trust, a creative collective of visual …

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Contemporary Art from Africa roars on

Art market maintains surge amidst Covid-19 pandemic Storm Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Well, the Covid- 19 pandemic will not affect the booming art  market for contemporary art from Africa. This to many may come as a big surprise compared to how the pandemic has severed several businesses across …

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Retrospect on Beautiful Imperfections

An exhibition by Makerere Art School Alumni Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | It is exactly six years now that three fresh graduates of Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fineart got together to mount a show at the Makerere Art gallery. The three artists namely: Patrick Mulondo, Emmanuel Lwanga …

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Dilemma of art consumption in Uganda

Laba!  Street Art festival was an idea conceived by a group of artists to link the public to art. At the art studios and galleries, few locals were coming to interact and buy art hence, the alternative to this void was to extend art to them by way of creating …

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