Two vastly different countries are coming together for a once in a lifetime exhibition. The Paris contemporary art museum, Foundation Cartier, will be hosting the Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, curated by African art enthusiast, André Magnin.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, which was a colony of France until the 1960s, has had a strong modern and contemporary art presence since the mid-1920s. For the first time ever, Beauté Congo will bring together the works of the most well-known and emerging Congolese artists.
The exhibition is loaded with artistic innovation and colorful creativity, including painting, music, sculpture, photography, and comics – all reciting their own unique dialogue of diverse culture and life in the Congo. The craftsmanship and passion for artistic expression adds great value to the works, with featured artists Cheri Samba, Cheri Cherin, and Moke becoming exceedingly popular in the United States’ recent art market.
Their works celebrate and ridicule the life, government, and culture in the Congo while also conveying such vibrancy and depth that anyone can appreciate them.
Beauté Congo will be open to the public at the Fondation Cartier in Paris until November 15, 2015.
(BTW: Beauté is Beauty, in French!)