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FUTURE AFRICA VISIONS IN TIME – KAMPALA EDITION

In August 2019, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala was welcoming “FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time” – an ever-changing touring exhibition combining scientific research with the production of art. In its second to last stop the intriguing presentation was shown to the public in Kampala, Uganda, from 16th August to 15th September 2019 at Makerere Art Gallery. A…

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AFRICAN MODERNISM

As part of the project #AfricanModernismKampala, GZK / UGCS has organized three events, with the overall objective of instigating the discourse on modern architecture and its historical, political and sociocultural implications on the city of Kampala. The idea of raising awareness concerning that matter arose from the traveling exhibition “African Modernism”, researched and curated by…

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GRAFFITI TUGABANE

The Kampala based artist collective ‘Afri-Cans‘ is on a mission: Promoting Graffiti and Streetart culture as a tool for young creatives to express themselves. For that reason, Tugabane Sessions (*which means sharing in Luganda) came up with Graffiti workshops and Streetart exhibitions open for everyone, no matter what age. On September 14th, 2018 Afri-Cans hosted one…

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AFRICAN MODERNISM WORKSHOP

On October 1st, 2018 Goethe Zentrum/ UGCS Kampala hosted a five-day photography workshop focused on the architectural rootings of African Modernism in the city of Kampala. The workshop was facilitated by architects Manuel Herz and Doreen Adengo accompanied by the photographer and art practitioner James Muriuki.  As the participants came together with backgrounds of both…

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“OPEN DOORS” – ENCOUNTERS IN BIDIBIDI AND KAMPALA (Dec. 2017)

The photography exhibition “OPEN DOORS”: ENCOUNTERS IN BIDIBIDI AND KAMPALA was part of a collaborative project initiated by Alliance Française Kampala and Goethe-Zentrum Kampala UGCS and co-organized by the German Embassy Kampala.  It brought together experiences of displacement in rural refugee settlements with experiences of the city as a place of refuge within Uganda. It…

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Decolonizing the Museum – Art and Ethnography (Workshop)

How do we engage with cultural heritage that is entwined with colonial history? What special role do museums play in this context and how to we want their role to look like in the future? With a special focus on the Uganda National Museum we tackled those questions and mapped out some ways in which…

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(Re)Thinking Feminism and Black Womanhood- workshop and exhibition

With the aim to stimulate a dialogue between female artists and writers with different geographical and professional background, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala organized the project “(Re)Thinking Feminism and Black Womanhood” in September 2016 which comprised of a 10 days’ private workshop alongside three public events: a reading, a pop up exhibition and a symposium. The workshop was…

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MabARTi- 2016

The third edition of the Sadolin MabARTi Challenge has come with a momentum that demonstrates the giant strides that this event has taken, citing the enthusiasm with which artists are enrolling into the project, punctuated by the dynamism exuded in the works that are being produced. Running under the banner of “Colours of Urban Nature”…

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Peregrinate – Field notes of time travel and space

Until 3rd October 2015 the photography exhibition Peregrinate showed the work the South Africans Thabiso Sekgala and Musa Nxumalo and Kenyan Mimi Cherono Ng’ok. Traversing Soweto streets, backyards in Nairobi, dusty Jordanian alleys, Peregrinate invited viewers to consider the intimate politics of home and belonging, as well as the possibilities inherent in dislocation, or a lack…

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Art in Public Space 2015: Moving Images Vol.1

The series ‘Art in Public Space’ was launched by GZK/UGCS in 2013 and seeks to make art more accessible to a broad Ugandan society through art interventions in public spaces. We are living in a more and more visualized world where moving images have become a consistent part of our everyday life (watching advertisements on screens…

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Art in Public Space: Capturing Movements

Spotlights and speakers are set up, people are passing by, they gather around the site, wondering what’s happening. Eighth Street, Industrial Area Kampala. The capital’s smog seems to be in the background – only because you’re in the middle of it you don’t notice it too much. Spotlights and speakers are set up, people are passing…

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MabARTi- 2014

The Sadolin MabARTi Challenge was created to support the presence of art in public space. 28 visual Ugandan artists created original artworks on mabaati sheets all over Kampala. The Sadolin MabARTi Challenge was created by Sadolin Paints Uganda Ltd and Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ Ugandan German Cultural Society to support the presence of art in public space and…

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MabARTi 2011 – Art in Public Space

In June 2011, Sadolin Paints and the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala created the first Mabarti Challenge — Art in Public Space. In June 2011, Sadolin Paints and the Goethe-Zentrum Kampala created the first Mabarti Challenge — Art in Public Space: 31 selected artists, both up-coming and with a broadly-based appreciation, painted to colour the every-day lives of Ugandans. From…

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KLA ART 012 – Kampala Contemporary Art Festival

From the 7th till 14th of October 12 shipping containers served as exhibitions space for 12 Ugandan artists in public places. In October 2012 the first Kampala Contemporary Art Festival was happening in the streets of Kampala. Under the title „12 BOXES MOVING“ 12 shipping containers were distributed in the city, transformed by 12 Ugandan and…

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Photo Exhibition “Round the Potholes”

The photographies by Joel Sames document people who are involved with street culture activities. Streetculture got a global phenomena. We had a skype exchange session with India, we had some Breakdance Cyphers and rappers on stage and we saw Joel Sames fantastic photo exhibition “Round the Potholes”. All together at one nice place in Bugolobi, called…