Muxima’s First Anniversary Retrospective

Muxima is an art and culture cafe in East London’s Bow. It was voted Best Coffee Bar in East London by Grazia magazine.

There’s more than meets the eye at Muxima: look past the nice coffee and the lovely cakes and observe the light fittings…. They are from Emerald Faerie, who takes inspiration from Art Deco to produce beautiful chandeliers and lamps using recycled materials.

The calendar of events is varied ranging from comedy nights to knitting clubs via movie nights and hand reflexology.Muxima supports both local and international artists; in the 1 st year anniversary, it showcased:Paolo Fiorentini, Emerald Faerie, Issac Carlos, Giddy Gavin and Azad Deluchat.

A selection of African Masks were also on display representing different tribes and ethnic groups: Baule, Dinka, Shoowe and Gabon.

Art on display ranged from photography to biro drawings and Muxima prides itself to source and support artists from different countries and backgrounds: some use mixed media and some draw inspiration from more traditional art.

The 1st year anniversary retrospective looked at a year of exhibitions in the gallery and was a way to give all the artists who had exhibited in the past another chance to be in the spotlight. The celebrations for Muxima’s first birthday will continue in March with resident DJs and musicians and you can find out more about their events on their website.
East London’s Bow is already popular among locals but after Grazia put Muxima on the map we think that more Londoners will soon be making the eastbound trip especially to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful art at Muxima.

For more pictures from this exhibition, and others at Muxima, please see our gallery or visit the Muxima E3 Art section.

 

Review by Paola Bassanese
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