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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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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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