Bodys Isek Kingelez

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

French version only

Softback, 31 × 43 cm, 20 pages, 29 color reproductions

Texts by Bodys Isek Kingelez, André Magnin, Ettore Sottsass

ISBN: 978-2-86925-053-3

Publication: June 1995

About the publication

Zairian artist Bodys Isek Kingelez has been building “extreme architectures” or “supra-models” since the early 1980s. Made of cardboard, paper, plastic, etc., each of these models introduces us to his vision of a world to be built and lived in.
The catalog of the exhibition Bodys Isek Kingelez, presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 1995, offers a chance to discover these veritable sculptures at closer quarters, introducing visitors to the artist’s questions on the way society is organized and the power of individuals. One of the works presented was his first big imaginary town, Kimbembele Ihunga, along with a model which he made specially as a homage to Jean Nouvel, the architect of the Fondation Cartier’s building.