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Congo Stars

21.09.2018-27.01.2019


In cooperation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren (Belgium), Kunsthalle Tübingen, Iwalewahaus in Bayreuth (Germany) and PICHA in Lubumbashi (Congo).
 

Part of festival steirischerherbst’18

 

Curated by: Sammy Baloji, Bambi Ceuppens, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Günther Holler-Schuster and Barbara Steiner

 

Press tour: 21.09.2018, 10:30 am
Opening: 22.09.2018, 11 am
Duration: 22.09.2018–27.01.2019

 

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About the exhibition

The exhibition Congo Stars shows the wealth, special features and lines of tradition of locally oriented, popular painting from the 1960s to the present day with loans from the Royal Museum for Central Africa Tervuren, the Iwalewahaus in Bayreuth, private collectors and from Austrian collections such as the Sammlung Armin Prinz der Österreichischen Ethnomedizinischen Gesellschaft, Sammlung Horvath Politischer Kunst, Weltmuseum Wien, Sammlung Peter Weihs et al..

 

The Congolese writer resident in Graz, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, created an imaginary location in 2016 by the name of Tram 83. While this place proceeds from the reality of Congolese cities, it could nonetheless be almost anywhere – including Graz. This book forms the starting point for the Congo Stars exhibition. This connects recent contemporary art from the Congo and representatives of ‘Art Populaire’ to a similarly imaginary panorama of social, political, religious and other dynamics. Tram 83 and Congo Stars merge into one delirium as it were – the visual power of pictures, the driving pulse of the Congolese rumba.

 

The exhibition will be shown at Kunsthalle Tübingen from 9th March to 1st July 2019.

With works by

Abis, Alfi Alfa, Sammy Baloji, Gilbert Banza Nkulu, Chéri Benga, Bodo, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Burozi, Dominique Bwalya Mwando, Chéri Cherin, Trésor Cherin, Djilatendo, Ekunde, Sam Ilus, Jean Kamba, Lady Kambulu, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Kasongo, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Aundu Kiala, J.P. Kiangu, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Ange Kumbi, Hilaire Balu Kuyangiko, Londe, Albert et Antoinette Lubaki, Gosette Lubondo, Ernest Lungieki, George Makaya Lusavuvu, Tinda Lwimba, Michèle Magema, Maurice Mbikayi, Maman Masamba, Matanda, Mbuëcky Jumeaux, JP Mika, Mega Mingiedi Tunga, Moke, Moke-Fils, Gedeon Ndonda, Nkaz Mav, Vincent Nkulu, Vuza Ntoko, Chéri Samba, SAPINart, Monsengo Shula, Sim Simaro, Maître SYMS, Tambwe, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Pathy Tshindele Kapinga, Tuur Van Balen & Revital Cohen and many more.

 

Images

 

Publication is permitted exclusively in the context of announcements and reviews related to the exhibition. Please avoid any cropping of the images. Thank you for crediting the photographs according to the enclosed indications.

 

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Material


Monsengo Shula, "Roi satellite", 2012,
Monsengo Shula, "Roi satellite", 2012,

140 x 140 cm, Acrylic on canvas, Farida and Henri Seydoux Collection © westudio.fr


Monsengo-Shula-Roi-Satellite-Sujet-Congo-Stars-01.jpg (2.9 MB)

Monsengo Shula, "Roi satellite", 2012,
Monsengo Shula, "Roi satellite", 2012,

Acrylic on canvas, Farida and Henri Seydoux Collection © westudio.fr


Monsengo-Shula-Roi-Satellite-Sujet-Congo-Stars-02.jpg (3.27 MB)

Group photo,
Group photo,

f. l. t. r. (front): Artist Michèle Magema, Artist Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Curator Bambi Ceuppens, Head of Kunsthaus Graz Barbara Steiner and State Councillor Christopher Drexler, f. l. t. r. (back): Curator and Artist Sammy Baloji, Curator Fiston Mwanza Mujila, City Councillor Günter Riegler and Curator Günther Holler-Schuster, Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Gruppenfoto-CongoStars.jpg (0.88 MB)

Head of Kunsthaus Graz Barbara Steiner and Curator Günther Holler-Schuster,
Head of Kunsthaus Graz Barbara Steiner and Curator Günther Holler-Schuster,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steiner-Holler-Schuster-CongoStars.jpg (1.21 MB)

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