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The exhibition features works by eleven emerging artists from DRC, predominantly former students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa, who are breaking the boundaries of academic training and developing new forms of visual explorations.

Image Credit: Arsène Mpiana

The artists are: Arlette Bashizi, Ghislain Ditshekedi, Godelive Kasangati, Anastasie Langu, Jamil Lusala, Catheris Mondombo, Arsène Mpiana, Stone Mutshikene, Chris Shongo, Ange Swana, and Joycenath Tshamala. For this exhibition, curator Christine Eyene has selected over fifteen artworks and series comprising painting, photography and mixed media, reflecting the new ideas, aesthetics and discourses emerging from the heart of Africa. The exhibition articulates themes that emerge from the artists’ works and creates a dialogue between each individual piece.

‘BREAKING THE MOULD: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo’ is the artists first exhibition in the UAE. It also seeks to put back the second largest African country, whose art history and sculptural traditions have had a significant impact on the development of Western and global modernism, at the centre of the continent’s creativity.

This exhibition, presented by YETU Gallery, is generously funded by STRATIMMO and Christian N’sabaka Ensampunya. The exhibition will be on view from the 11th until the 20th of November 2022. For more information, please visit Alserkal.

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