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This issue demonstrates that the available archive of the history of Uganda’s visual culture is still rich, accessible and usable. However, it could shape a conversation on the country’s creative discourse if (and only if) we looked at it again and looked at it hard enough. Dr. Angello Kakande gives an overview of the articles in this Feb – May 2017 Issue.
Dr. George Kyeyune, Editorial Notes, Headline »
By Assoc. Prof. George Kyeyune
Start Journal of Arts and Culture is coming back after a break of almost a year. The break was necessary for its internal adjustment and re-organisation to set it on a new footing. It now has a new editorial team that constitutes high profile Africanists: Prof. Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Assoc. Prof. George Kyeyune, Dr. Angelo Kakande and Ms. Margaret Nagawa.
Biennale, Biennale, Biennale. Like a war-cry, the artist of Africa have something to say. This time they will be shouting out from the streets and galleries of Kampala. In a push to showcase Kampala on the global arts agenda, a group of established artists teamed up with national government bodies, media specialists and city authorities to bring a Biennale to East Africa’s arts castaway. Sure, Nairobi is the known hub for contemporary arts in the region, but it was actually […]
The tension between public and private forms of art marks part of the identity crisis that defines making, exhibiting, performing and selling. Do we need to tick the public box to be relevant? How does the diaspora receive the references to home? What constitutes public and private in an arena where everyday life in the streets could be seen as an artistic performance? Are visual artists only making for the foreign buyer? These are all questions to be […]
In a globalized world with borders and boundaries constantly being challenged, how can the arts define or redefine ambiguous states of gender or sexuality? Are there clear roles for men and women, male and female? Do contemporary artists appropriate traditional cultural practices? What artistic prescriptions exist to speak about such issues? How do they employ their mediums to converse within liminal spaces or destabilize patriarchal standards.
Editorial Notes, Featured, Issue 039 Inspiration »
Editorial Notes, Issue 038 Education »
Editorial Notes, Headline, Issue 037 Nov '13 »
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.
Editorial Notes, Featured, Issue 036 Sep-Oct '13 »
An Editorial Note
What is the first thought that comes to mind when you hear about an art festival: Can I go? Who will be there? And if an artist has won a prize or an award, do you immediately want to look them up and consume what they are producing?
Festivals, awards and prizes showcase art in a unique way. These outlets make the arts more public. They serve to legitimise or judge the arts. Furthermore, they are spaces for conversations […]