A place of extraordinary cultural vitality, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is honored in the exhibition catalogue Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Taking as its point of departure the birth of modern painting in the Congo in the 1920s, the catalogue traces almost a century of artistic production. While specifically focusing on painting, it also includes sculpture, photography, comics, and music, providing the reader with the unique opportunity to discover the diverse and vibrant art scene of the country.
Scholarly texts by specialists, interviews with artists, and a detailed timeline provide a deeper understanding of the artistic and historical contexts in which the works on display were created.
Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
French version only
Hardback, 22 × 29 cm, 380 pages, 360 black-and-white and color reproductions
Texts by Thomas Bayet, In Koli Jean Bofane, Michael De Plaen, Frédéric Lomami Haffner, Nancy Rose Hunt, Jean-Christophe Lanquetin, Elikia M’Bokolo, André Magnin, Dominique Malaquais, Pedro Monaville, Bob W. White and interviews with numerous artists
Publication date: July 2015