Art Highlights of 2016
To shape the future, we must understand the past, to make changes in the present. I believe art can support shaping the understanding our world.
1. Dennis Muraguri is one artist who creates visual art that makes the viewer think. Post-colonialism, neo-colonialism, capitalism, urban studies are all featured in his work.
Dennis Muraguri’s exhibition at Circle. I would highly recommend reading this interview (page 9 of the exhibition catalog) with artist Jackie Karuti I wish I could purchase the installation, ‘Dream in Alien’ Dennis Muraguri 2016, made from plastic toys.
‘Dream in Alien’ Dennis Muraguri 2016, plastic toys. Photo: Maral Bolouri / @maral_bolouri Instagram
Detail: ‘Dream in Alien’ Dennis Muraguri 2016, plastic toys/ Photo: Evans Gichuki @darity100/ Instagram
It’s joyous and funny.
But I also want to know what the artist considers about the significance of these little found toys. – pondering consumerism, capitalism, Disney- type hyper-real? … and what does alien mean?