Congoville Talks

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In the run-up to the exhibition, we talked to some interesting guests. They all tell about the colonial traces, which are often hidden in plain sight and still affect our society today.

Congoville Talk #1

During Congoville Talk # 1, colonial traces, which are often hidden in plain sight and still affect our society today, are discussed through the prism of music and from intergenerational perspective. Kevin Mambele, Klay Mawungu and Nanakill take the floor, hosted by Primrose Ntumba.

Concept development: Primrose Ntumba
Direction: Ahefa Productions
Music: Kevin Mambele
Film: studio COSMO

 

Congoville Talk #2

During Congoville Talk #2, colonial traces and monuments in the public space are discussed. These are often “hidden in plain sight”, but still have an impact on our contemporary society. Our guests are Aminata Ndow (co-founder Black History Month), Laura Nsengiyumva (artist) and Sadjo Tshiam (founder Acess ngo – decolonial bike tours).

This Congoville Talk #2 not only ties in with the exhibition in the Middelheim Museum, but also with the museological activity Kunst in de Stad, which manages, expands and researches the urban art collection in public space. The Art in the City collection contains approximately 250 works of art, statues and monuments, seven of which are directly related to the colonial past of the city and the country. Kunst in de Stad actively pursues research into this sub-collection, in order to question which self-evidence from the past is viewed from a different perspective today, and how the collection can look forward to the future in a more inclusive and socially representative way.

Concept development Congoville Talks: Primrose Ntumba
Host: Ama Koranteng-Kumi
Directed by: Ahefa Productions
Music: Kevin Mambele
Film: studio COSMO