Why you should attend The Kenyan Art Fair 2015


The Kenyan Art Fair 2015 returns. All art lovers and enthusiasts are welcomed to view the items on display. The dates to circle on your calendars are the 13th to the 15th. The venue will be at the Sarit Center, Exhibition Hall. The debut event was attended by 7000 visitors which means that this events holds its own in the region as the most impactful visual arts platform.

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It is organized the region’s leading visual art centre, Kuona Trust and partners with Sarit Center and Text Book Center. The aim of the fair is to nurture, appreciate and recognize excellence in contemporary art. Most of the artwork on display will be rarely seen masterpieces of paintings, original prints, drawings, digital media, installation work and sculptures. If there are things you would like to know about things art, there will be talks held in the course if the fair. The ‘Art Talk’ is a vital part if the educational segment of the fair that provides a full schedule of conversations, presentations and debates. It will happen at the seminar room of the Sarit Center lasting approximately 1-2 hours per session.

The fair will accommodate approximately 48 galleries, art spaces, art institutions and individual professional artistes. There will also be a Digital Art Competition in partnership with iHub. This is one of the new avenues that the 2015 edition wants to explore through creativity and technology. The competition aims to introduce, emphasize and advance the unique qualities of digital art designs and concepts. The awards will be presented during the opening night of the fair. It also aims to attract attention of digital design distributors and buyers to the winners. The work submitted by the winners will be showcased at the fair including a digital art installation to engage the public about this genre of visual arts.
The Wasanii exhibition will showcase at least 150 art pieces. This pieces will be from established and emerging artists as well as curated at projects.

This is a way of supporting the art scene in Kenya and encouraging upcoming artists. The inclusion of digital art this year, shows the versatility of the fair and gives you something to look forward to every year. Come and enjoy!

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