A Love That Dares – curated by Margaret Nagawa

Theresa Musoke, Elephant

Art exhibition opening Sunday March 5th 2017 – ending Saturday May 6th 2017

Afriart is thrilled to announce the opening of a new exhibition and convening space on 7th Street Industrial Area, Kampala with her inaugural exhibition titled A Love That Dares, focusing on the temerity of love by some of the pivotal artists in Uganda: Theresa Musoke, Mira Nair, Sanaa Gateja, Joseph Ntensibe, and Zuleika Kingdon. These confident and vibrant artists explore possibilities for love to permeate, and perhaps erase, these immensely troubled and hate-filled times around the world.

Theresa Musoke presents the stark and spare beauty of wildlife in her woodcut prints that directly challenge the persistent and senseless environmental degradation that threatens our very existence. Released in 1990, the film Mississippi Masala by Mira Nair explores migration and interracial love in southern USA, remaining pertinent and topical today in Uganda, USA, and around the world. In his installation and bead & bark-cloth tapestries, Sanaa Gateja discusses trade and migration journeys traversed over generations, inviting us to reconnect to our history, our mythological, and spiritual guides in order to collectively and peacefully move forward. In his oil paintings Joseph Ntensibe suggests that we crack open the curtain of hatred to reach the radiant optimism that lies beyond it. Zuleika Kingdon’s documentary Visions and Dreams captures generations of artists at Makerere University Art School from the 1960s to the 1990s who reveal their intellectual and aesthetic concerns while immersing us in a small but pertinent fraction of Uganda’s art history.

These artists draw from current affairs, oral and written literature, lived experience, and environmental concerns, to paradoxically express love and pain, stirring in the viewer a reflection on community, through challenging the status quo and suggesting possibilities for the future of humanity.

 

Afriart Gallery on Seventh

The gallery sits on over 200m2 of space on the second floor of Studios on Seventh. The unique space will showcase contemporary visual art in all media including video, installation, digital and photography and will have a new fully curated show every three months. The space also features double height walls and ceilings, natural lighting, an art shop, art library and members’ lounge.

Afriart on 7th is a community gallery with access limited to members only. Tickets are also available at the entrance to non-members.  It will be the very first of its kind in Uganda with a special membership scheme consisting of silver, gold and diamond categories. Membership will provide vital support to the Gallery and its long-standing commitment to artistic and educational excellence. It is only with our members and donors that we will be able to present exciting, world-class exhibitions and offer special events and engaging programs to adults, children and families alike.
For more information on the membership and where to buy cards;
Visit Afriart gallery off kira road |Call: +256 774 456995|Email:patience@afriartgallery.org

Afriart on 7th Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm T: +256 774 456995