“The Gems of Contemporary Kenyan Artists” exhibition at Alliance Française Nairobi was one of the most ambitious assemblages of the current Kenyan visual arts scene that has been witnessed for quite some time
Nigerian photographer and filmmaker Taye Balogun came to Kenya to create a collection of images that would artistically expose some of the most critical challenges facing the region right now. The result is the provocative “Why Africans Are Not United”
Kenyan artists are not afraid to ruffle feathers, but even they were surprised by the ferocity of the reactions generated by the paintings they exhibited in a show “Sex and the City”, with accusations of blasphemy and demands that the paintings be removed.
Adil Roufi is in love with his culture, and especially with his mother tongue, Arabic, which he not only speaks but also writes and reconfigures into amazingly intricate arabesque forms, both abstract and figurative works of fine art.
Kenya is the hub of contemporary art in East Africa, and the local scene has grown immensely over the past 50 years. The recent Circle Art Agency auction revealed the wealth of talent in the scene. Money is being made, but who controls the art economy?
A TIA Classic on the history of Kenya’s vibrant art scene