Upcoming Program: 5-14 August 2014
1 August 2014
From August 5 to 14, 2014, the IHA resumes its Critical Curriculum in Congo and presents artworks from the Van Abbemuseum's collection.
As a first of a series of exhibitions, the IHA exhibits video works by Bruce Nauman, John Baldessari and Dan Graham, exploring the IHA's indebtedness to minimalism, its transition into early institutional critique—the notion of art as a construct between its means of production and the role it fulfills for its audiences.
In the IHA’s Critical Curriculum - a series of workshops led by Kinshasa-based artists Mega Mingiedi, Eléonore Hellio and Michel Ekeba - Congolese plantation workers embark on the production of elaborate self-portraits, a first step to make the transition from lowly paid plantation labor into more lucrative post-Fordist affective labor.