BAROIS DE CAEVEL, Eva; ROELANDT, Els (EDS.)
Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Cercle d’art des travailleurs de plantation congolaise (CATPC), an association based in Lusanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 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. [publisher's note]
Texts by Ariella Azoulay, Eva Barois de Caevel, Charles Sikitele Gize, Eléonore Hellio, Ruba Katrib, Alexander Koch, J. A. Koster, Renzo Marens, René Ngongo, Els Roelandt, Charles Tumba, Françoise Vergès; photographs by Léonard Pongo.