´´Congo Stars´´ does not attempt to trace the historic development or even deliver a definition of what popular painting in the Congo is. It is in fact much more about the dimension of fiction in the writing of its history. Processes of nation building, facets of social order or the realities of everyday life are the major themes of popular art in the Congo. Painters see themselves as reporters or chroniclers of the everyday. They tell stories and thus offer an alternative historiography, confronting the traditional colonial narrative. ´´Congo Stars´´ places these popular painters alongside artists who work with installations and conceptually with photo and film, while often tackle the same themes. Text: Sammy Baloji, Bambi Ceuppens, Christian Hanussek, Gerda Heck, Günther Holler-Schuster, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Barbara Steiner
Jazz, From the Congo to the Metropolitan (Classic Reprint): Robert Goffin
From the Kingdom of Kongo to Congo Square:Kongo Dances and the Origins of the Mardi Gras Indians. 1. Auflage Jeroen Dewulf
The first publication of the Barnes Foundation´s important and extensive African art collection. The Barnes Foundation is renowned for its astonishing collection of Postimpressionist and early Modern art assembled by Albert C. Barnes, a Philadelphia pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Less known is the pioneering collection of African sculpture that Barnes acquired between 1922 and 1924, mainly from Paul Guillaume, the Paris-based dealer. The Barnes Foundation was one of the first permanent installations in the United States to present objects from Africa as fine art. Indeed, the African collection is central to understanding Barnes´s socially progressive vision for his foundation.This comprehensive volume showcases all 123 objects, including reliquary figures, masks, and utensils, most of which originated in France´s African colonies-Mali, Côte d´Ivoire, Gabon, and the Congo-as well as in Sierra Leone, Republic of Benin, and Nigeria. Christa Clarke considers the significance of the collection and Barnes´s role in the Harlem Renaissance and in fostering broader appreciation of African art in the twentieth century. In-depth catalog entries by noted scholars in the field complete the volume.
Suturing the City:Living Together in Congo´s Urban Worlds Filip de Boeck, Sammy Baloji
The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnomusicological Study:Former French Equatorial Africa the Former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi Uganda, Tanganyika R. Brandel
The Music of Central Africa:An Ethnomusicological Study Former French Equatorial Africa the Former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi Uganda, Tanganyika. Auflage 1961 Rose Brandel
Factors influencing the choice of business ownership:A case study of sole proprietors and people in partnership business as the source of household income in Goma DR Congo Mumbere Kikoli
This book presents the entire range of Yaka ritual sculptures. The Yaka people live in the southwestern Congo. These objects played a significant role in the daily life of Yaka society after they were ritually charged with power substances. Moreover, these sculptures provided direct access to the supernatural powers of important ancestors and spirits. Every statue exhibits full force, monumentality, expressivity and originality as well as admirable abundance of shapes and forms.