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Artwork critiques, Issue 011 July '11, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[4 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Contemplating the Early Years Exhibition, Moving Past Propaganda: A Critical Review | ]
Contemplating the Early Years Exhibition, Moving Past Propaganda: A Critical Review

In this essay Dr. Angelo Kakande reviews The Early Years: Paintings from the Collection, 1960s-Mid 1980. He places it in Uganda’s history since 1958. In the process he revises some of the positions taken by its organisers; while he questions others. He demonstrates and argues that a contemplation of the wider context of Uganda’s social, economic and political history, which is embodied in some of the works on show, reveals not simply a failed past, but also a pathetic presence and an uncertain political future.

Artist interviews, Issue 011 July '11, Visual Art »

[4 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
The Twentyfour-Seven Artist: An interview with Ronex Ahimbisbwe

The brand named Ronex is built upon continuous experimentation. Every waking hour – and sometimes during sleep – his brain is working on extracting the images from within, discovering artwork he didn’t know that he kept inside. He moves in all kind of directions, and hides away his finished work because he fears making copies.

Artwork critiques, Issue 011 July '11, Visual Art »

[4 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Color, Creativity and Fun at LaBa! Street Art Festival | ]
Color, Creativity and Fun at LaBa! Street Art Festival

The 5th LaBa! Street Art Festival was a slight improvement from the past four and if the organizers are determined to make improvements again next year, we are destined for another fabulous day of color, creativity and fun.

Artwork critiques, Issue 011 July '11, Literature »

[4 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
The language of art

“Cultural diversity finds its amplification in the knowledge of languages. Art is not reserved for a small circle of people. Art is for everyone.” Samuel Lutaaya explores the relation between Art and Language using the recent LaBa! Street Art Festival as a backdrop.

Artist interviews, Issue 011 July '11 »

[4 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Three artists telling their tales at the LaBa! Street Festival | ]
Three artists telling their tales at the LaBa! Street Festival

The fifth Laba! Street Festival showcased a great variety of Ugandan artists; visual and performing artists, every single one eager to display and offer their creations to the passing spectator. Startjournal presents three artists with different reasons to create art as a living.

Issue 011 July '11, Music »

[4 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Acting the role of Chopin: Kiggundu’s piano performance | ]
Acting the role of Chopin: Kiggundu’s piano performance

“In moving an entire audience to the central feeling of the piece, the pianist communicates humanity more than anything else, transcending both time and space to speak to the eternal awareness in each person. Long after the show has ended, the moment that occurred is burned into memory as a thing of utmost meaning.” Serubiri Moses portrays Kiggundu Musoke before and during a piano performance.