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[5 Nov 2017 | One Comment | ]
There is little I can say about Canon that he would agree with

Canon should be described as an artist before a photographer. From both his art and being in his company it is undeniable that he is one of the most uncompromising people I have ever met. Attempting to present Canon has proven to be the most challenging part of a longer study on Kampala’s urban photographers and artists and I feel that it is necessary to disclaim the highly subjective nature of my attempts to do so. – By Alex L. Rogerson

Dr. George Kyeyune, Editorial Notes, Headline »

[14 Dec 2016 | One Comment | ]
Editorial: Start Journal Re-imagined

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.

Art Education, Artist interviews, Collaborative Art Project, Featured, Goethe Zentrum Kampala, Headline, New media, Special analysis, Uncategorized, Upcoming events »

[2 Dec 2015 | One Comment | ]
transFORM#1: A conversation with Afriart Gallery Art director Daudi Karungi

The transFORM #1 Contemporary Art Experience is happening this Saturday 5th December at a warehouse behind the Nakumatt in Bukoto. The event, which is organised in partnership with the Goethe Zentrum Kampala, is widely advertised in the media as an art experience with exhibition and after party with South African DJs. Startjournal met with the organiser Daudi Karungi to find out what was the rational behind the event.

Artist interviews, Featured, Headline, Uncategorized »

[11 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Transcending the Proverbial box – Q&A with Jackie Karuti | ]
Transcending the Proverbial box – Q&A with Jackie Karuti

Jackie Karuti was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and has in recent years gained positive attention for her experimental, conceptual work using new media. She explores themes of death, sexuality, identity, space and urban culture using installation, video and performance art as well as mixed-media work. Karuti has exhibited and participated in workshops and residencies in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, Uganda and the USA. She has also collaborated with other artists in various film, photography and academic […]

- Issue 042 Kampala Art Biennale, Featured, Headline, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[5 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]
Africa, Kampala and the Irony of Progress

The biennale’s theme “Progressive Africa” is at once a mirror and a clarion call. It enables the organisers and participants to take a critical look at the past and face up to the future with renewed hope and enthusiasm. In other words, it straddles the past, present, and future in its philosophic and metaphoric essences.

Dance and Theatre, Featured, Headline, Issue 040 Gender & Sexuality »

[5 May 2014 | Comments Off on Check Your Sex At the Door, Please! | ]
Check Your Sex At the Door, Please!

Sexual politics will be used to review the recently concluded Makerere University and Norwegian College of Dance collaborative performance at the National Theatre Kampala from 5-6 April 2014.

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.

Editorial Notes, Featured, Headline, Issue 036 Sep-Oct '13, Special analysis »

[29 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Kampala’s Spoken Words

Competitions can be classrooms. The Spoken Word Project in Uganda could be exactly that — a space to teach and learn.

Artwork critiques, Film, Headline, Issue 035 Aug '13, Special analysis, Uncategorized »

[7 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
The Bad and the Beautiful: Commercial Consequences Vs. Art-house Teleology

And yet, like so many other dictators, not only was Amin a frightening, deeply disturbed man, but he was also effortlessly capable of ineffable charisma and charm. The president clearly enjoyed putting on a show.