As an official media supporter of KLA ART 2014, Art South Africa is proud to announce the list of KLA ART 014’s, Kampala Contemporary Festival’s selected artists.
KLA ART 014 is Kampala’s biennial contemporary art festival. Throughout the month of October, the festival will showcase contemporary artists from Uganda and Uganda’s neighbouring countries to the public. This year’s theme is Unmapped; who are the unheard voices of our cities? How can we represent and celebrate the unseen urban-dweller?
The festival is made up of three areas:
The festival exhibition will showcase a selection of artists from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda; five Ugandan curators, under the advisory of South African curator Gabi Ngcobo.
The Boda Boda Project is a selection of twenty Ugandan artists who will create artworks in, on or with a boda boda motorcycle taxi; one of the most iconic elements of Kampala-life.
One day workshop leading to a Boda Boda Project in Fort Portal, Uganda. Image Credit: Bwette Daniel Gilbert, courtesy of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust.
An open studios network running throughout the festival will allow visitors to travel through Kampala on a KLA ART 014 matatu to ‘Unmap’ artworks, ideas and creations form the artist’s studios.
KLA_ART 014 will run from 4 October – 31 October 2014.