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Kings of Kin

70 min visit

Galerie Magnin-A
17 Sep → 30 Oct 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« One exhibition, two spaces, three artists »

The three Congolese artists Chéri Samba, Bodys Isek Kingelez and Moké are exhibited on the two spaces of the MAGNIN-A and Natalie Seroussi galleries. Presenting some thirty previously unseen works, the Kings of Kinshasa are not at their first attempt as this is their second collaborative exhibition. Bodys Isek Kingelez, who was recently the subject of a retrospective at the MoMa, imagines the future of his country and of Africa; Moké is a more historical painter who represents the atmosphere of the Democratic Republic of Congo; as for Chéri Samba, he offers a critical look at world events. Complementary, they defend the freedom of the DRC by drawing inspiration from daily life in China but also from international news. At MAGNIN-A, the urban and agitated Congolese life appears on Moké's paintings, created between 1974 and 1986. As for Chéri Samba, his reflection is both universal and personal. In Natalie Seroussi's work, it is rather the utopian and colorful paintings of Bodys Isek Kingelez that are honored. The salvaged materials used for the sculptures, which are also new, construct the modernist image of a strong and prosperous Africa.


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