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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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The curator: Friend or foe

Discussion of the work of internationally renowned curator, Simon Njami, for the Kampala Art Biennale (KAB18) rages on, months after it started on social media. Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The debate arose from post-festival articles in publications like `C&’ (Contemporary And), by Njami and Ghanaian academic Kwasi Ohehe …

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Circle Art Auction opens

Market place for exceptional art from the region to the world |DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The much anticipated auction for the East Africa art scene dubbed `Circle Art Auction’ is here. This year is the 6th edition and it has more bidding lots; 59, and new entrants from seven countries. The …

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Romantic emotions on canvas

Dancing Lights for the month of love Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In Edison Mugalu’s current exhibit titled `Dancing Light’ the motivation is to immortalise the magnificence of light when it appears to be dancing, as if in motion. Mugalu‘s art explores the manner in which light is broadcasted …

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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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