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ARTS: Bark-cloth gets artistic break

Artists experiment more with media on synthetic surfaces |DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Bark-cloth has become global as part of a trend that has seen organic fabric featuring on European fashion runaways. In international art festivals the showcase of artwork integrated with bark-cloth has prompted positive criticism for artists like Sanaa Gateja …

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Deaf art sends loud message

Exhibition against stereotypes, marginalisation | Dominic Muwanguzi | The view that disability is inability is nowhere more entrenched than in the contemporary arts. Reference can be made to a famous sculpture by the late Prof. Pilkington Ssengendo titled `Maskini’ (1962) that depicted a Person with Disabilities (PWD) and evoked debate …

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ARTS: Gun, flowers, masks

Multimedia artist Xenson tackles contemporary issues with creative flair Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |Even before I entered Afriart on 7th in Kampala’s Industrial Area to see Samson Ssenkaaba aka Xenon’s latest exhibition, I knew I was going to see rare creativity. It is a quality that defines this artist. …

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ARTS: Sadat stays loyal to style

`Beauty & Fabric Tales’ exhibit mirrors Anwar shows value of consistence | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Pushed by the prevailing hunger to stay relevant, many artists are fast shifting styles to embrace new art forms, audiences, and markets. Anwar Sadat Nakibinge is different. His ongoing show at Umoja Art Gallery in …

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The art of cancer

Adventurous `Staying Alive’ exhibit documents the Uganda Cancer Institute Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The story of cancer in Uganda is a touching one. With minimal resources and infrastructure to combat the disease coupled with the swelling numbers of patients admitted to the Uganda Cancer Institute Mulago every day, …

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Already made art

Local creators courting art of appropriation | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | When Henry Marcel Duchamp in 1917 showcased a toilet component in an art exhibit, the art world at the time went berserk. There was a frenzy of criticism from art scholars and critics that alleged that what the artist had …

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ARTS: Painting metaphors of life

Sudanese artist shows off transparent canvases at AKA gallery |Dominic Muwanguzi| Ahmed Abushariaa defines his paintings as a figurative interpretation of his Arabic background in Sudan and a metaphor of the everyday things and events that surround him. For metaphorical representation, Abushariaa paints abstract images of Arabic landscapes that include …

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ARTS: Comic cases of identity

How to know an artist from their art Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Want to know an artist – personality,character, and identity? Do not very far from their art. Take Roshani Madina Silibani. Her paintings reflect her double ancestry. The artist was born and raised in Uganda, but is of Indian …

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ARTS: Unfamiliarity at surfaces exhibition

Some of the drawings are larger than life hanging on the white-washed walls of the large gallery space. At the entrance, a glass bottles installation hangs like a chandelier from the ceiling. KAMPALA, UGANDA |DOMINIC MUWANGUZI| Inside the bottles are drawings of different facial expressions staring at you. Right beneath it, …

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