Full moon at Kilimanjaro
The international renowned artist, Prof. Manfred Stumpf visited the Goethe-Institut Kenya in November 2015 in the context of the launch of the Art Critic and Informative Forum. Both him and the Kenyan artist Paul Onditi exhibited some of their works to provide a duly kick-off for the forum. The highlight of his visit for us was his Live Drawing workshop that he held together with interested artists.
In Kenya I was surprised by,
… that everyone was speaking such a good English.
In Nairobi I was reminded of Offenbach by,
…the amazing Goethe-Institut.
A particular beautiful experience during my visit was,
… a night during full moon at the Kilimanjaro.
My favorite dish in Kenya is,
… Mbuzi with Ugali (Goat meat with a mash of corn) and canned beer.
My motto of life is,
… everyone is an African.
Manfred Stumpf was born 1957 in Alsfeld. 1981 he graduated from the Frankfurter Städelschule where he had been studying under Thomas Bayrle as well as under Hans Haacke in New York and under Bazon Brock in Vienna. Since 1995 he is lecturing at the Academy for Design at Offenbach/Main. His works are shown at big art fairs, also he is part of many big public collections. Up to now he has had solo exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Russia, the USA, and Japan in famous museums, Art Associations, Art halls and galleries. Manfred Stumpf was the recipient of many different stipend and prices.