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ARTS: Cultural integration through art

East African biennale Kampala focuses on commonality Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Art has a universal language. That is why five East African countries can showcase as part of the East Africa Art Biennale currently running at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala. The artworks, by different artists, from different …

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ARTS: Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene

Top five artists on the Kampala Art Scene Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Samson Xenson Ssenkaaba: Xenson is a first class graduate of the School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University and his name is synonymous with colossal experimental artwork produced from both indigenous (barkcloth) and synthetic material. …

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ARTS: Big is big

Art Safari finally comes to Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The East Africa Art Biennale (EASTAFAB) is finally coming to Kampala. It’s happening in February under the theme, ‘Moving art across borders’. Biennales (Italian for `every other year’), are typically large international art exhibitions held in most cities around …

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When picking up art pieces is a bold move

At Ronex’s Memories and… exhibit Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | In Ronex Ahimbisimbwe’s ongoing exhibit, `Memories and…’, he picks some of his old works, spanning over 15 years, and reworks them into new art. The resulting large tapestries of collage, therefore, show familiar techniques and motifs that the audience easily …

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ARTS: Colours of Turkey

Makerere gallery features explorations of ancient culture through paintings Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Turkey has a rich cultural heritage. It is largely known as part of the cradle of civilization in Europe with recorded history stretching back over 15,000 years ago. It remains a dominant influence on contemporary European social, …

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ARTS: Tadooba Gallery

All about art mentorship, not teaching Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | What can an average art graduate do with twelve bottle-tops? Perhaps, they will look at them idly and think that they’re useless. However, this is not the case with one art graduate who used the twelve bottle-tops to sculpt a …

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ARTS: Turning art on its head

How fusing an artist’s personality into art makes it powerful Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Canon Rumanzi’s art is difficult to describe and the same can be said of his rather mysterious personality. He is a photographer and digital artist, and in both genres, he pushes the boundaries and turns art …

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ARTS: Sanaa and Sane

Showcasing beads and satire at AKAA Paris art fair Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |  Sanaa Gateja’s art easily captivates with its merging of African traditional art elements with the contemporary. The multi-disciplinary artist creates large tapestries of multi-coloured paper beads- produced from waste paper like magazine and newspapers- stitched on …

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