Anti Thesis Antithesis is an experimental project that investigates the subject of "institutional critique`, further exploring neo consumerist culture and the invisible laws of unwanted publicity - taking Photographs without someones' permission This 'situational happening' was meticulously designed to attract the audience's attention, persuading them to take photos of the performance while a dance troupe engaged the audience through improvised movements and the use of installation mirrors.The photographers were instructed to take photos of the audience who were taking photos of the performance. The aim here is for the artists to avoid having their photos taken without permission, by taking photos of the photographers while using the mirrors of the dancers to their advantage. Alumni-saal building, we will be running
blind drawing workshops with visiting artist A'shua Imran
Date : 2 - 8 October 2017
Time : 10:00am - 17:00pm
Born in Kisumu, Kenya in 1987, Onyis Martin is a mixed media artist living and working in Nairobi whose practice is rapidly gaining national and international recognition.
Deeply connected to contemporary urban society, Onyis' paintings, sculptures and works on paper explore, portray and reflect on current issues affecting not only the African continent but the world as a whole. Delving into global concerns such as human trafficking, migration, political and institutional corruption, repressive environments and displacement, Onyis’ works also explore issues of freedom, communication, rapidly evolving technological information and consumerism.
Onyis’ approach to and investigation of the themes central to his practice is a complex and articulated process, often using his private experience as a departure point. Interweaving individual with collective experiences of human displacement and migration, through his work he questions our understanding and engagement with human movement and its consequences, reflecting on the often intimate, personal reasons why people migrate.
Recently exhibited in Capetown, New York,Ethiopia and Nairobi
Following his three month funded residency at the Bag factory he will be having an open studio.
Date : 25 August 2017
Time : 16h00 - 18h00