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Posted on August 19, 2013 by Kimberly L. Bryant


This past March saw the opening of 32° East |Ugandan Arts Trust, a space for the creation and exploration of contemporary Ugandan art located in the country’s capital city of Kampala. Co-founded by Brits Rocca Gutteridge and Nicola Elphinstone, the trust has so far played host to a series of acclaimed African artists such as – Harandane Dicko (Mali), Daudi Karungi (Uganda), Vita Malulu (Tanzania), and Kevo Stero (Kenya). One of the trust’s current artists-in-residence, Ian Mwesiga (24), is a graduate of the historically revered art school at Makerere University, who strives to create social change through his colorful, texture-based abstract work. As Ugandan artists begin pushing boundaries beyond the current cultural status-quo, the Kampala art scene is one to watch in the coming years.

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