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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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Tapping into Western modernist Art

“Referencing the work of others shows an awareness of self and others” Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The influence of Western modern art on Modern and Contemporary art from Uganda is has always been visible. . In the past artist like Geofrey Mukasa (RIP) where much inspired by western …

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Art X Lagos, 2019

Premier art fair for the best and the new in Africa ARTS | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The premier International Art Fair, Art X Lagos, is in its fourth season this year and is offering wider-ranging packages of interest; including a series of curated projects, art talks and live events intended …

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Pan African sentiments in art

Mzili, Ndema, Karungi showcase ideology Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In recent times, there has been an urge by artists working on the African continent and the diaspora to evoke a Pan African spirit into their art. In Uganda, two events have evidently explored this concept: `Another RoadMap for Africa …

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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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ARTS: Sexuality in Buganda

20 artists rekindle the debate in `EKifananyi Kya Muteesa’ Exhibit By Dominic Muwanguzi An ongoing archival exhibition of artworks by 20 artists at Makerere Art Gallery is renewing the debate on cultural conservation and preservation and how culture continues to play an important role in the social and economic aspect …

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BIG artists show off

Artists who are arguably some of the big names in Uganda are showcasing their recent artworks at Afriart Gallery in Kamwokya, a suburb of Kampala city. Each was selected for their contribution to the fast-growing art industry, writes Dominic Muwanguzi. Dr. Kizito Maria Kasule, Henry Mzili Mujunga, Dr. Amanda Tumusiime, …

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