Cyrus y Timothy

Conoce al artista: Cyrus Kabiru y Timothy Prus

Join the African Artist’s Foundation 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 y Timothy
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.
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