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CATPC - Congolese Plantation Workers Art League

CATPC - Congolese Plantation Workers Art League
Library Shelf Location 15.CDCA
Publication Date 2017
Description
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC), an association for the development of an independent thought on postcolonial power relations within the global art world.
Based in Lusanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the CATPC brings together a unique gathering of individuals—along with its members and partner institutions that are engaged in dialogue with it—and attempts to rethink postcolonial power relations within the global art world. Initiated in 2014 by Renzo Martens, an Amsterdam-based artist whose radical and controversial practice feeds into many current debates, and René Ngongo, a Kinshasa-based biologist and environmental activist, this cooperative continues to develop independently and to redefine the relations between art, agriculture, industry, and value creation.
The publication gathers essays, artists' biographies, an interview with Renzo Martens, and a photographic series by Léonard Pongo.
ISBN 9783956793103
Quantity 1
Pages 456p; 22.2 x 15.4 x 3.6 cm
Editors Els Roelandt, Eva Barois De Cavel
Author Eva Barois De Cavel
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region Democratic Republic of the Congo
Languages French, English

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