NOT YET (and nobody knows why not)
Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Blank Projects, Cape Town and M HKA, Donation of the artist, 2014 (Inv. no. S0496).
Donna Kukama is standing in an open field in Nairobi as participants are leaving a meeting celebrating Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising against its British colonisers in the fifties. At first it appears that she is putting on lipstick, which may or may not be signalling respect for the elderly passers-by. But gradually, as she paints outside the accepted area, her whole face becomes blood red, and the retiring freedom fighters may read this as allegory, or even illustration, shedding light on their mostly unfulfilled political expectations. (AK)
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Don't You Know Who I Am? ...
13 June 2014 - 14 September 2014.
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21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.
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EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
WAANZIN | MADNESS
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