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The Land in Between…

EDUARDO LOPEZ MORENO
NURA QURESHI
MARIAGRAZIA PELLEGRINO

13th Jan to 24 Feb 2018 in Nairobi

Open Classrooms Close the Door to Terrorism

Eduardo Lopez Moreno

24th May to 2nd July 2017 in Nairobi

HISIA / EMOTION

Mwini Mutuku / Adrian Dahms

18th March to 19th March2017 in Nairobi

TRANSIENT

15th March to 22th April 2016 in Nairobi

UNI-FORM / MULTI-FORM

17th October to 16th December 2016 in Nairobi

SARNEVESHT-DESTINY

1st Nov to 31th Jan 2017 in Brussels

Salon des Refusés

5th April to 10th April 2016 in Nairobi

An Exhibition of Black and White Photography

Opening March 10th from 6pm in Nairobi

Kenya Art Fair 2015

13th to 15th Nov 2015 in Nairobi

REGARDS...

Michel Royo

11 Feb 2015 to 10 Feb 2015 in Nairobi

About beauty and other things…

06 Jun 2015 to 01 Jul 2015 in Nairobi

In transition

James Muriuki

15 Nov 2014 to 10 Jan 2015 in Nairobi

Awakening Kenya

CREA HOUSE - NAIROBI

13 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014 in Nairobi

A room with a view

RUSSIAN FORBBIDEN ART Serigraphs

17 Nov 2012 - 26 Jan 2013 in Brussels

A room with a view

Yang Hui-Bahai

15 Sep - 27 Oct 2012 in Brussels

Seats of Power

William Wambugu

13 Jun - 28 Jul 2012 in Brussels

I have only what I remember

Xavier Verhoest

till Jun in Nairobi

Dead Insects in my Parents Pool

Sam Hopkins

28 Mar - 20 May 2012 in Brussels

Walks of life

William Wambugu

17 Mar - 19 Apr 2012 in Nairobi

Winter B Sablon 2

18 - 22 Jan 2011 in Brussels

Beyond black on white

15 Nov 2011 in Nairobi

In transition

James Muriuki

26 Oct 2011 to 22 Jan 2012 in Brussels

Sediments of Time / Landscapes of Sound

Jason Corder

24 Sep to 13 Nov 2011 in Nairobi

Special from BOAF

Shen Fan , Yang Hui-Bahai

10 Sep to 13 Oct 2011
in Brussels

Brussels Oriental Art Fair

Shen Fan , Yang Hui-Bahai

08-12 June 2011 in Brussels

CLEAN GAMES - insights

Tania Korsak

25 Mai to 06 June 2011 in Brussels

La terre nous est étroite

Xavier Verhoest

15 may to 06 June in Nairobi

New Leningrad

Vladislav Efimov

31 Mar to 15 Mai 2011 in Brussels

COLOUR2

Xu ke & Chai Yiming & Jing Weihong

05 Feb to 26 Mar 2011 in Brussels

Interior Fujian

Patrizia Bonanzinga

02 Dec 2010 to 22 Jan 2011 in Brussels

Siberian Diary

Irina Zatulovskaya

22 Oct to 28 Nov 2010 in Brussels

Kind awareness

Alexey Iorsh

15 Jul to 12 Sep 2010 in Brussels

Landscape Calligarphy

Zhang Hai Tian

10 Jun to 11 Jul 2010 in Brussels

New Leningrad

Vladislav Efimov

04 Jun to 18 Jul 2010 in Paris

Awakenings

Xu Ke & Chai Yiming

13 Mai to 25 Mai 2010 in Moscow

Heritage

Krotova Dasha

23 Apr to 30 May 2010 in Brussels

Shanghai 93

Yang Hui-Bahai

04 Mar - 17 April 2010 in Brussels

Utopia

Chai Yi Ming

09 Dec to  30 Jan 2010 in Brussels

Toys

Iorsh Alexey

15 Nov to 15 Dec 2009 in Moscow

Wasted Generation

Xu Ke

30 Oct to 4 Dec 2009  in Brussels

Russian Serigraphs

01 Oct to 15 Oct 2009 "Muzei 21" in Moscow

UNI-FORM / MULTI-FORM

 

Nura Qureshi/William Wambugu/ Mwini Mutuku/Evanson Kang’ethe/Dickens Othieno


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UNI-FORM/MULTI-FORM (or mistaken identity)

As Ghanaian philosopher Antony Appiah tackles in his more recent books, the problem of our time is a problem of identity. In the same way Europe, Asia and American, Kenya is facing the same question. As every African country, identity, lies in a post-colonial reconstruction of the culture.

We can quickly get mistaken by appearance and believes. In Kenya the use of uniforms is widely spread, accepted and rooted in the culture. This practice of cloth distinguishment was brought by the colonisation in opposition to the use of traditional ethnic apparats. The uniformizing of the Kenyan Nation resulted in “Technical Identity”.

The definition of uniform has many shades:

  1. a particular set of clothes that has to be worn by the members of the same organization or group of people,
  2. having always the same form, manner, or degree: not varying or variable <uniform procedures>,
  3. consistent in conduct or opinion <uniform interpretation of laws>,
  4. of the same form with others: conforming to one rule or mode,
  5. consonant, presenting an unvaried appearance of surface, pattern, or colour.

The uniform is a cultural expression that needs to be explored. It came to every civilization with the organization and distribution of tasks and implied a certain degree of acceptance and compliance. It loses its meaning with the growth of education.

Did Kenya benefit from the uniformizing of its people? What does a uniform means to you?

Please give us your view and write to us at the e-mail address 197lenana@gmail.com

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