I spent two weeks working on a “carte blanche” in Lusanga. This collaboration with the artists of the Congolese Plantation Workers’ Art League/C.A.T.P.C. presents their work and vision. It was published in a book containing essays and illustrated by my work.
The resulting work reports on the vision, aim and context of the Lusanga based Cercle d’art des travailleurs de plantation congolaise/Congolese Plantation Workers Art League.
Texts by Ariella Azoulay, Eva Barois De Caevel, Eléonore Hellio, Ruba Katrib, Alexander Koch, J. A. Koster, Renzo Martens, René Ngongo, Els Roelandt, Charles Sikitele Gize, Charles Tumba, Françoise Vergès
Photos by Léonard Pongo
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. […] This cooperative continues to develop independently and to redefine the relations between art, agriculture, industry, and value creation.
more information at Sternberg Press