Artforum Review of CATPC’s sculptures at Hayy Jameel
Artforum posted a review about the exhibition “Staple: What’s on Your Plate?” at Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia, where CATPC's artwork was exhibited. The reviewer Rahel Aima wrote:
"The extractive colonial and labor politics that undergird modern agriculture were also a focus of the show. Especially compelling was a collection of burnished chocolate sculptures, mostly heads, from the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise, in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded by plantation workers together with artists, the collective reinvests the profits generated by selling works into buying back land to create worker-owned, ecologically sound postplantations. The work’s title, Africa Empty Europe Full Up, 2021, gestures to the connection between plantation capitalism and the wealth of the Global North."
Read the full review here.