Congolese Plantation Workers Art League
Eva Barois De Caevel & Els Roelandt (Eds.)
CATPC is the first publication to focus on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League, an cooperative based in Lusanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Included in this compact but hefty and fully illustrated monograph are writings and projects rethinking postcolonial power relations within the global art world. Contributors include curators Ariella Azoulay, Eva Barois De Caevel, Ruba Katrib, Alexander Koch, artists Eleonore Hellio and Renzo Martens, art historian Els Roelandt, political theorist Francois Verges, documentary filmmaker Leonard Pongo, art critic Charles Tumba Kekwo and writers J.A. Coster and Charles Siketele Gize, among others. CATPC, initiated in 2014 by Amsterdam-based artist, Renzo Martens, whose radical and controversial hybrid practice feeds into many current debates and René Ngongo, a Kinshasa-based biologist and environmental activist, this cooperative continues to develop independently and redefine the relations between art, agriculture, industry and value creation. CATPC has exhibited at The Sculpture Center, NY (2017) and MIT List Visual Art Center (2014).
Softcover / 6 x 8 ¾ in. / 456 pp
Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $33.00
KASK/SCHOOL OF ARTS GENT, BELGIUM