New Threads, Investigating Process And Material

31 January – 24 February 2018

New Threads, Investigating Process And Material, considers artists’ intimate engagement with material, how the medium and materials can dictate the form of a work of art. Artists understand their medium, not just physically, but also in terms of history, personal experience and cultural associations, opening up an array of aesthetic possibilities, and allowing for a re-thinking of the ways in which the work can communicate, and how audiences can interact with it.

With this show we invite the artists as well as the audience to think about the processes of manipulation, appropriation and, at times, re-purposing that are involved in the making of art. In an evolving contemporary art landscape, this exhibition also presents a chance to expand dominant thinking around the forms that artwork can take and bring attention emerging approaches.

Artists: Maral Bolouri, Wambui Wamae-Kamiru Collymore, Tahir Karmali, Jackie Karuti, Maliza Kiasuwa, Wanja Kimani, Nadia Kisseleva, Syowia Kyambi, Asteria Malinzi, Agnes Waruguru Njoroge, Souad Abdel Rassoul, Joanne Patterson Tamayo