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MY ART JOURNEY TO THE CYBER WORLD
PERMANENT WORLD PRESENTATION OF MUGALULAARTS

THIS PERMANENT WORLD PRESENTATION of the Art of contemporary artist Mugalula Mukiibi of Uganda, MY ART JOURNEY TO THE CYBER WORLD which, simultaneously, embraces The Ancient Craft of Barkcloth in Uganda, the Mugalula Barkcloth Account, is a Landmark in the venerable history of Art, a Dedication to lift up the banner of Culture high for all to see, an Avowal to, with momentum, internationally bring culture generously to the people to partake of, nobly a very welcome contribution to the interaction of Humankind.

Mugalula-Mukiibi's innovative utilization of the Barkcloth-OLUBUGO- indigenous material as a major medium for his visual arts production and presentation since 1975, after exhaustive research and scholarship about the traditional Ganda producing of the unique material, the authoritative paper describing in detail the history and production process thereof herein appropriately accompanying, makes the presentation extraordinary, unique and timely classic.

"APRESENTACAO MUNDIAL" – quoting a Portuguese journalist's comment about Mugalula Mukiibi's Art presentation in the Uganda pavilion at the Expo '98 in Lisbon, Portugal; befittingly A WORLD PRESENTATION now that the artist Mugalula Mukiibi is, with time, eventually modestly addressing the entire world Audience; spontaneously doing so strategically and effectively, and now at the website.

The sequential retrospect of the art career hitherto, covers, interalia, the major dominant themes lived and researched: the traditional folklore, communal gatherings and social activities, family groups, symbols, tributes, dedications, fashions, portraiture, music and dance, rhythmic ensembles, fusions and tempos of the inhabitants of the Great Lakes Region, a touch of wildlife, the great horned ankole cattle and their herdsmen, the semi-arid enchanting landscapes, the elegant nomad Karimojong pastoralists, reminiscences- name it; all climaxing dedicated research and practice for some four decades.

The entire repertoire answering to the artist's key-hole impressions cum translations, visual realities, poems and stanzas- reflections of/about society – of which the artist is a mirror - guiding the taste of the present and posterity, of course not without the influence of Ancestry.

The exhibits therein are meticulously composed, designed and executed in the best disciplines of Traditional and Modern Art, laced with intellectual balance, blending CONTINUITY cum SCENARIO qualities; awaiting irresistible appreciable perusal by the aesthete and an appropriate pick therefrom by the collector and connoisseur.

In a nutshell Mugalula's Art Works are Multivocal, they speak to us as Historical Documents and they speak to us as Artistic creations. And the presentation is Three Dimensional embracing all disciplines of the Fine Arts.

I say, the seasoned creative WORLD PRESENTATION as he, with a smile, puts it, "Is, not without influence, aesthetically winding up the memorable 20th Century, indeed bidding adieus to the 2nd Millenium, while, simultaneously, with latent ultra welcoming creative spirits, confidently ushering in the 21st Century, the 3rd Millennium and beyond – with gusto.

"For me this is a very welcome opportunity to be able to share mutually, reminisce and ponder over my glorious career with others."

Quoth he: "My mission is to, through my art, modestly contribute to the interaction of Humankind."

LOCATION
GALLERY AFRODESIGNS AND THE ARTS
P.O.BOX 16309 KAMPALA, UGANDA
PLOT 16G, BOMBO ROAD
WANDEGEYA TOWNSHIP
(Above HOT-LOAF CONFECTIONERY)
TELEPHONES: 256-41-541165 / 256-41-566008 / 256-77-483330
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