Kenyan Collectives

Turkana Artists Xchange

May 17 – May 26, 2023
Opening reception May 17, at 6pm

Presented by:

Affirmation Arts
523 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

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Affirmation Arts, a multi-disciplinary contemporary art space in Hudson Yards, is pleased to present a showcase of pieces by Pamoja Art Collective, formerly “Hog Ranch Art Department”, and Turkana Artists Xchange, a collaboration between artists from Turkana County, Nairobi County and beyond.

The members of Pamoja were frequent collaborators of legendary photographer Peter Beard in many illustrations of his work for over four decades (1968-2017). The members include Nathaniel Kiboi (Kenyan, b.1943), Solomon Misigo (Kenyan, b.1976), Mwangi Gibson “Mzee Mwangi” (Kenyan, b.1945), Gabriel Macharia (Kenyan, b.1947), Marimbe Parsimei (Kenyan, b.1978), Gibson Kuria (Kenyan, b.1976), Nicholas Njenga (Kenyan, b.1981), and Macharia Mwangi (Kenyan, b.1994).

Turkana Artists Xchange was conceptualized by Jackie Lebo in 2018 as a companion project that grew out of working on the forthcoming feature documentary, Turkana: Race for Resources. It brings together 14 creatives who make new collaborative artworks uniting practices across visual arts, music, fashion and design inspired by and responding to urgent issues in Turkana.

The exhibition runs from May 17 – May 26 and marks the first time both collectives are showcasing their work in the United States.

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