Exhibition: 9 October – 8 November 2015
Showcase of the artistic scene of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennale, is aiming to trace the latest developments in contemporary art by bringing together the Congolese and international artists working in different media. Réalités Filantes, the exhibition of the 4th edition of the Biennale Lubumbashi is presented in three parts at three different locations: the National Museum of Lubumbashi, the Institute of Fine Arts, the Halle de l’Etoile / French Institute.
Title Réalités Filantes is freely borrowed from the great poet, philosopher and writer Edouard Glissant. The exhibitions and events of the 4th Biennial which question the way that artists deal with “disposable” reality, where nothing seems destined to last. What types of actions should be undertaken by the artists in face of the tyranny of immediacy imposed by the neoliberal order? Are works of art effective tools for the re-appropriation of reality?
The exhibition in three parts offers a vast selection of video, photography, installation, sculpture and painting. The integration works, dispersed between different venues, does not subscribe to the dominant models of exhibition practices. Instead, it offers an open and intuitive framework, which adapts to artists’ needs and allows for contingencies. Through different media, the works question their context, the medium of exhibition, and, the role of art in our understanding of reality.
The curatorial team:
Toma Muteba Luntumbue – Artistic Director and Curator
Daniella Geo – Commissioner
Charif Benhelima, Frances Bodomo, Bakary Diallo, Jonathas de Andrade, Alfredo Jaar, Jean Katambayi, Richard Kaumba, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Gulda El Magambo, Michèle Magema, Eddy Masumbuku, Mega Mingiedi, Adrien Missika, Vitshois Mwilambwe, Mônica Nador, No Olho da Rua, Henrique Oliveira, Els Opsomer, Georges Senga, Pathy Tshindele, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Sarah Vanagt, Costa Vece, Pecho Kamunga…