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CONGO AS FICTION

CONGO AS FICTION

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Catalogue publié à l'occasion d'une exposition au musée Rietberg à Zurich en 2019.
Sous la dir. de Nanina Guyer, Michaela Oberhofer. Textes de Laura Falletta, Christraud M. Geary, Nzomba Dugo Kakema, David Mannes, Constantine Petridis, Jens Stenger, Z.S. Strother.
Museum Rietberg Zürich
Scheidegger & Spiess
2019
48,00 €
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Published to accompany an exhibition at Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Congo as Fiction: Art Worlds between Past and Present juxtaposes objects collected and photographs by the German anthropologist Hans Himmelheber during his journey to the Congo from 1938 to 1939 with works by contemporary Congolese artists and essays that investigate the fictions of Congo in both African and Western imaginations. The colorful masks and richly decorated everyday objects collected by Himmelheber reflect the extraordinary creativity and innovativeness of Congolese artists of the period but also the collector's own idea of Congo. The book links the past with contemporary artistic production, showing how for many years Congolese artists like Sammy Baloji and Sinzo Aanza have been exploring in their work the effects of colonialism and globalized trade.