Fellow Jean Kamabayi Mukendi will take part in the group exhibition Congo-Style. Heritage & Heresy at CIVA in Brussels.
The exhibition visually chronicles the representation of Congo in international expositions held between 1885 and 1958, using Art Nouveau as its anchor point. The movementâ€”at the time also called â€œStyle Congoâ€â€”coincided with Leopold IIâ€™s exploitation of the Congo and reflects a widespread fascination with â€œexoticâ€ materials and forms. "Style Congo. Heritage & Heresy" explores the politics of cultural representation and appropriation through contemporary artistic and architectural interventions as well as historic documents and materials from CIVA's Collections. â
Exhibition is open from 17 March to 3 September.
The opening is at 7 pm, 16 March.