an update...

Craving for a Mask, April 2020, Lilian Mary Nabulime, Clay Models

"My sculptures are to encourage people to put on masks. It may not be a manufactured one but a simple clean handkerchief/cloth covering your mouth and nose will reduce infections. As we fight Covid 19 please put on a mask".

The KAB20 theme #GetUpStandUp may sound strange now that we are confined to our homes, but the essence is still valid. It is in these days that we need to continue and emphasise self-awareness about people’s role in the society as rights holders but also duty bearers.

Simon Njami, KAB2 librettist and curator said in his note: “Let us all try, for this strange period of time, to be creative.” “Africa is a young and lively space. It has overcome more catastrophes in its history than any other continent. Yet, it is still there, dancing, laughing, thinking and creating.”


  • We are continuing with our Master - Apprentice Studio programme. Masters and apprentices will be announced in the coming weeks. Several studios have already started their studio engagements online.
  • A decision about the continuation of the KAB20 as it was planned for August 2020, will be made latest by mid-June, as we hope to have more insight in the possibility of international travel.
  • We continue to plan for our youth outreach program in the communities, but this will be postponed till July / August

We thank our partners and funders, especially the European Union and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, for their continued support.

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