KAB18 - KAMPALA ART BIENNALE 2018
KAB will take place in the Ouganda capital city during one month. The 3rd edition of the Kampala Biennale 2018 is called "The Studio" by a Libretto written by Simon Njami.
"The studio" concept :
“The tradition of the studios has always been fundamental in art history, be it in the West or in Africa where, contrary to the ethnological reading, the great masters used to work with a crowd of apprentices and pupils. Masters such as Michelangelo would always select, among the most talented youth, those who would have the privilege to assist him in his realisations. Some of those apprentices later became masters and kept the tradition alive. This training was not only technical and practical but also spiritual and philosophical, especially when it concerned religion". The program will include a studios program focusing on masters and apprentices, an education program focusing on art critique, a symposium focusing on art knowledge transmission and KABLAB – a business forum discussing how art can build bridges in our cultures.
The Art Direction :This art direction was based on Courbet famous painting "L'Atelier du peintre". By integrating Kab'artists faces into this picture, we show the story of transmission from one generation of artists to the next one. Moreover, we have choose a Masking tape font to accentuate the "Lab" idea of a workshop.
Internship Project : Graphica Agency (Paris) http://graphica.fr/