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Artwork critiques, Film, Issue 037 Nov '13 »

[22 Nov 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Hollywood Blueprints – Nairobi Half Life (2012)

Nairobi Half Life’s (2012) premise encapsulates the city’s nickname ‘Nairoberry’. By attempting to portray Nairobi as a city full of cliché characters: thieves, corrupt policemen, prostitutes and homosexuals, the film fails to inform us of the realities of Nairobi’s inhabitants.

Issue 037 Nov '13, Opinions, Special analysis »

[20 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Lost in art, alien in our world

Over the last two decades specific diaspora curators (and theorists) of contemporary African art have become preoccupied with nationalism. Academic minds have tried to explain the internal-external dislocation experienced by the artist. However, the theoretical and thick the arguments do not address this fundamental ‘street’ or self problem.

Dance and Theatre, Issue 037 Nov '13, Music »

[12 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Mango Roses: A Review

Mango Roses is a recounting of Uganda’s troubled past weaved through the chaotic journey of two lead female character.

Artwork critiques, Issue 037 Nov '13 »

[6 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Abanene

The small community that patronises our art, usually constituting diplomats, expatriates and tourists, is not sustainable. They have set for us a standard formula to use in order to satisfy their appetites.

Editorial Notes, Headline, Issue 037 Nov '13 »

[2 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Issue 037 – There Are Problems… and There Are Solutions | ]
Issue 037 – There Are Problems… and There Are Solutions

The art world is full of problems and solutions. Sometimes the problems seem so insurmountable that one wonders how an inspired mind could surpass them. Other times the possibilities are so apparent that only fools would ignore them. Through selective questions, quandaries, predicaments and conflicts, this issue will unpick some of the concerns that are facing today’s artists in Uganda. Amongst current reviews and critiques, our writers will try to offer some examples of creative solutions.