Art remains a strong thread of the African culture and is an expression of African stories and narrative.
Supporting the arts, acts as a catalyst for the emergence and growth of locally managed and sustainable contemporary art expressions in Africa.
One example is the recent East African Encounters exhibition, sponsored by Kenya’s CfC Stanbic Bank, featuring over 50 pieces of work from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda and Ethiopia.
Artists Maina Mbuthia garnered particularly praise for her contribution to the exhibition: inspired cave paintings at Kakapel at Mt Elgon, Kenya. Other notable pieces forming part of the exhibition were Vita Malulu’s plastic and wire sculpture that depicted the irony of corruption in Africa.
East Africa has extraordinary talent and exhibitions play an important role in bringing them to light. CfC Stanbic Bank, a member of Standard Bank Group, is honoured to be a part of this unique celebration of East African art.