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 movement—at the time also called “Style Congo”—coincided with Leopold II’s exploitation of the Congo and reflects a widespread fascination with “exotic” 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.
Exhibition is open from 17 March to 3 September.
The opening is at 7 pm, 16 March.