20-25 September 2010. This exhibition, entitled Kenyan Rangoli, is part of the Samosa 2010 Festival celebrated at RaMoMA. Rangoli is a popular art of decorative sand painting from India, which uses finely ground white and coloured powders spread out in sharp linear patterns on the floors of houses and courtyards. This art form was born in order to away demons. On this occasion eight African artists will create a Rangoli using local materials such as sand, coloured sawdust, gravel, marble chips, broken mirrors, bottle tops and plastic pellets. Among these artists are Tayeb Dawelbait, James Mbuthia, John Kamicha, Patrick Mukabi, Maryanne Muthoni, Atifa Kassam, Khilna Shah and Nihari Shah.
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Kenyan Rangoli at RaMoMa
RaMoMa Museum of Modern Art. 2nd Parklands Avenue, Highridge & Parklands, Nairobi. Daily 09.30-16.30.