“Congo Stars” / Kunsthaus Graz

Chéri Chérin, "Los Galacticos", 2010, Öl auf Leinwand

23.09.2018 – 20.01.2019; Graz.
Cultural wealth, characteristics and traditions of locally oriented popular Congolese painting from the 1960s to today.

The exhibition “Congo Stars“ at Kunsthaus Graz shows the richness, peculiarities and traditions of locally oriented, popular Congolese painting from the 1960s to the present. “Tram 83”, the book by Graz-based Congolese writer Fiston Mwanza Mujila who is also one of the exhibition’s curators, serves as its starting point. Though he created an imaginary place which is based on the cities of the Congo with “Tram 83”, this location basically could be anywhere – including Graz. It combines Congolese contemporary art and representatives of the “Art Populaire” to form an imaginary panorama of social, political, religious and other dynamics.

Moke, “Kinshasa”, 1999


Congo Stars
23.09.2018 – 20.01.2019
Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz