Saturday, July 16

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck — Urban Now: City Life in Congo

[Dominique Malaquais] work focuses on intersections between emergent urban cultures, global, late capitalist market forces and political and economic violence in African cities.
"This exhibition by photographer Sammy Baloji and anthropologist Filip De Boeck offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo, through the media of photography and video. Focusing upon the 'urban now', a moment suspended between the broken dreams of a colonial past and the promises of neoliberal futures, the exhibition offers an artistic and ethnographic investigation of what living – and living together – might mean in Congo’s urban worlds. As elsewhere on the African continent, Congo’s cities increasingly imagine new futures for themselves. ..."
Kinshasa’s fluxes and rhythms
U Chicago: “Poverty” and the Politics of Syncopation
YouTube: Sammy Baloji's Urban Now at WIELS