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« news Yango Biennial, DR of Congo

November 2014

I am currently taking part in the first biennial of DR Congo in Kinshasa (Yango Biennial).
For this, I'm working for about 3 weeks on a large installation/sculpture, called Valeur Reelle, just outside the main building of the "Ecole des Beaux Art" right in the center of Kinshasa.
The exhibition, which is curated by Sithabile Mlotshwa, will open on the 2ost. of November 2014.
About 25 renowed artists from all over the world will take part in the biennial.
Together with a team of local artists and students I will work on the outdoor piece.

The work will deal partially with the huge ecological resources of Congo, the fact that large amounts of the population from Kinshasa moved from the countryside to the city and a possible new currency/bankingsystem I'm proposing with the work.

http://yangobiennale.org/

Rob Voerman