Launch of the first publication on the activities of the CATPC in Lusanga.
Cercle d’art des travailleurs de plantation congolaise (FR/ENG), edited by Eva Barois De Caevel and Els Roelandt, offers a first report on the activities of the CATPC in Lusanga. A unique gathering of individuals, an atelier, and an experimental test garden, the CATPC is an exceptional contemporary practice for rethinking postcolonial power relations within the global art world.
This book contains the seminal essays Plunder, The Transcendental Condition of Modern Art and Community of fabri by Ariella Azoulay and Africa is the Future! by Françoise Vergès. It further consists of biographies and stories of CATPC artists and their teachers Eléonore Hellio, Mega Mingiedi and Michel Ekeba, along with an interview with Renzo Martens. Others authors include: Eva Barois De Caevel, Éléonore Hellio, Ruba Katrib, Alexander Koch, J.A. Koster, René Ngongo, Charles Sikitele Gize and Charles Tumba Kekwo. Specially commissioned photos by Léonard Pongo add a visual layer to the work and the setting of the CATPC.
Made possible with the support of School of Arts Gent and the Mondriaan Fund.
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