Are Africa and its diaspora dreaming of the same thing?
The Congolisation festival which is held every year at the KVS has invited the Wetsi Art Gallery to organize an exhibition this year. This new project: Ndoto (Dream) curated by Anne Wetsi Mpoma is a group exhibition where you can find the artists :
Ndoto Exhibition will take place
From Saturday June 26 at 18h to July 23 at Wetsi Art Gallery, Studio CityGate rue de la petite île 1A, 1070 Brussels (Location 1)
From June 30 (Opening of Congolisation Festival at KVS) to July 19, Quai aux pierres de tailles 7, 1000 Brussels (Location 2)
They decreed that African cultures were to disappear, where white civilisation was to be adopted. Thus the idea of a lost paradise becomes inherent in the discourse on African peoples. The colonial process disenfranchises the colonized from their own land as well as from their own bodies, appearing as a blank page. Our assumption is that this blank page needs to be rewritten through dreams. What the dream also allows is to go beyond real or figurative limits to project oneself into a better future and on a collective level. This exhibition shows how some artists are responding to the contemporary challenges faced by the world and through the notion of dreams.
Anne Wetsi MPOMA
Curator and founder of the Wetsi Art Gallery
FIND MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS FEATURED IN OUR SHOW:
Rue de la Petite Île 1A,
2pm – 6pm