With the establishment of the White Cube, the mechanisms through which plantations underwrite the art world are reversed. It attracts the capital and visibility needed to invent a new ecological and economic model on site in Lusanga: the post-plantation.
This model is sustained by CATPC’s White Cube program, that couples artistic production with experimental agro-forestry. It has resulted in the harvest of the first batch of cacao, but also the creation of various sculptures, produced in clay before being cast in chocolate. In 2017 the exhibition of these sculptures was hailed as “The most challenging show of the year” by the New York Times.
More recently, the cooperative has started to participate in performative works and films. The 2018 White Cube program kicked off with a residency of the poet, musician and director Baloji. Baloji shot the video Peau de Chagrin – Bleu de Nuit in collaboration with CATPC, which figures on Baloji’s album“137 Avenue Kaniama”, released in March 2018. Parallel to this video, CATPC and Baloji created a work that premiered at the 21 st. Biennale of Sydney.