The IHA restarts at new secret location
5 August 2014
In the summer of 2013, Canadian palm oil operator Feronia blocked public roads, reneged on contracts and destroyed the IHA’s settlement. It also confiscated artworks in which children of plantation workers expressed their vision of the future, made in workshops led by Israeli therapist Rony Berger. The IHA was forced to leave its settlement and the communities with whom it had been working in close collaboration.
The IHA has since resettled to an undisclosed location in the DRC. It is here that IHA will further explore how art that is fully engaged with the globalised conditions of its own functioning can make more profound claims on reality. Together with the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), it will set-up a research centre for art and economic equality.