Dialogos Part Six, Nairobi

Dialogos Part Six
Kuona Art Centre
Nairobi, Kenya, June 2–11, 2022

Dialogos is a collaborative art project, a dialogue between artists and also a kind of a chess game halfway between a collective installation and a performance.
Dialogos is focusing on the chance to develop an artistic practice based on continuously negotiating knowledge, choices and awareness; it has led to an experience that has flourished between artists who choose themselves by chance, for elective affinities or interfacing trajectories in their manners of making.

This project started in 2011 in Milan (Italy), continuing in Bellinzona (Switzerland, 2013), Olomouc (Czech Republic, 2017) and again in Milan (2018), in Liebefeld (Switzerland, 2021); it’s deploying in its sixth edition between Italy and Kenya, under the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi.

Some of the Italian artists have travelled to Nairobi to meet the Kenyan colleagues: an exchange of materials and suggestions among all the participants has taken place in a physical space open to the public, then the dialogue will follow in a shared, online conversation which will become the base for a future publication.

Dialogos Part Six includes the participation of Umberto Cavenago, Giancarlo Norese, Onyis Martin, Longinos Nagila, Beatrice Polato, David Thuku and Luisa Turuani in Nairobi. With the remote contribution of Cesare Biratoni, Sergio Breviario, Giuseppe Buffoli, Ermanno Cristini, Alessandro Rolandi, Luca Scarabelli.