Congolese popular painting is inextricably linked to daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It bears the stamp of the collective memory, as illustrated by the exhibition ‘Congo Art Works.Popular Painting’. The exhibition presents a selection of portraits, landscapes and allegorical paintings as well as canvases inspired by urban and historical themes. These works were produced between 1968 and 2012. Humour is present even when the subject is serious: the paintings encourage a critical reflection on religion, politics and social issues. A selection of historical objects, archival photographs, drawings and records broaden the perspective by establishing links with other, older Congolese art forms.
A unique insight.
Congo Art Works.PopularPainting, an exhibition of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), in collaboration with the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)
Curators: Bambi Ceuppens (MRAC) and Sammy Baloji (artist)
Production: Royal Museum for Central AfricaCoproduction: BOZAR
With the backing of: Belspo – Belgian Science Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, Swich, the Loterie nationale.
Location: BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am > 6 pm (Thursday: 10 am > 9 pm)