Meet the Artist: Cyrus Kabiru and Timothy Prus

African Artists Foundation is inviting you for their first Meet The Artist event of 2014 as they welcome Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru and British curator Timothy Prus to the African Artists’ Foundation, Thursday, 30th January, 2014, at 4 PM at AAF Gallery.

Cyrus Kabiru is a self-taught painter, sculptor, and
mixed media artist who lives and works in Nairobi.
Kabiru is best known for refashioning waste and
recycled materials into various forms as a
humorous critique of contemporary living within
Kenya. In his ongoing project, C-Stunners, Kabiru
creates and wears artistic bifocals using metal
scraps and used objects. Kabiru then has himself
photographed as he poses with the makeshift
sunglasses. The work sits between fashion,
design, performance, and photography in a
comment on self-representation through
commodity objects.

Timothy Prus is the director of the Archive of
Modern Conflict, an independent publisher based
in London that focuses on books on photography
and art. Recent publications have won or been
shortlisted for prizes including the Deutsche Börse
Photography Prize and the Paris Photo Aperture
Foundation Photobook Award in 2013, the Dali
International Photography Festival Best Book
Award in 2011, the Grafik Design Awards 2010, the
Rencontre d’Arles Historical Book Prize in 2008
and 2009, and the New York Photo Fair Awards in
2008.

Cyrus and Timothy will present their past work
and speak about their current projects. This event
is free and open to the public at AAF Gallery, 54
Raymond Njoku Street, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi,
Lagos.

http://www.africanartists.org

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