Online project

Papa Mfumu’eto Ier, Unreleased comics

Extending the exhibition online, His Majesty Emperor Papa Mfumu’eto Ier opens one of the many secret doors to his empire. He welcomes the visitor into his immense and bizarre visual library to discover the “truly exceptional and disorienting” pieces—according to his own words—on the lives of the Congolese living in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Europe and around the world.

This Bantu artist-philosopher, painter-cartoonist like no other, and informal poet-journalist recounts original stories in the form of comics, published one strip every day from July to November 2015.