A Day in Nairobi

We begin the inaugural ‘In Focus’ series this month with Japanese artist Megumi Matsubara who spent the month of March 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya on an art residency. From the moment she arrived in the city, she began photographically documenting her days.

On view are a series of selected images gathered from ‘Simultaneous Diary: A Day in Nairobi, her visual diary reflecting a partial memory of various scenarios, moments, situations and encounters as she gradually immersed and familiarised herself with her surroundings.

Day in Nairobi: Untitled

March 8, 2011 – Untitled


Day in Nairobi: At the Same Time

March 12, 2011 –  At the Same Time


Day in Nairobi: From Kevin Irungu / Maasai Mbili Studio

March 19, 2011 – From Kevin Irungu / Maasai Mbili Studio


Day in Nairobi: Sky is Blue Before Rain Falls

March 17, 2011 – Sky is Blue Before Rain Falls


Day in Nairobi: Quieter Up Here

March 18, 2011 – Quieter Up Here



Megumi Matsubara is a Japanese artist whose practice spans from static architecture to ephemeral situations including installation, sculpture, performance, music and writings. She is a founding member of assistant since 2002.


All images courtesy of the artist. All rights reserved.

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