[虛擬博物館 VIRTUAL UMAG] 剛果色彩：二十世紀剛果繪畫的圖案、象徵與敘事 Colours of Congo: Patterns, Symbols and Narratives in 20th-Century Congolese Paintings
[VIRTUAL UMAG] Colours of Congo: Patterns, Symbols and Narratives in 20th-Century Congolese Paintings
"Colours of Congo" complements the current UMAG exhibition of paintings created by Congolese artists spanning from the 1920s to 1960. The exhibition's narrative presents a generous overview of works instigated by a single artist from Belgium who began a painting workshop in collaboration with the indigenous population of Elisabethville (modern-day Lubumbashi). Over the decades, this first studio was followed by other workshops that assisted in developing a hybrid artform that remains a celebrated phenomenon today. The exhibition and accompanying volume of essays primarily examines this group of paintings as artworks worth considering on their own merits--describing their techniques and inherent beauty, while acknowledging that their iconographic contents reflect daily life within the various communities.
View the exhibition here (English version only): https://www.virtual.umag.hku.hk/colours-of-congo-en
Find out more about the Colours of Congo physical exhibition here: https://www.umag.hku.hk/en/exhibition_detail.php?id=3543397