Congo’s underground artists have taken to the street, where they’re expressing their anger loud and clear through extravagant artworks and performances. Renaud Barret explores an unstoppable movement where each creation stands as an act of resistance in the face of injustice.
They gather in some of Kinshasa’s meanest streets, with imagination to burn. They turn electronic scrap, old bullet casings from the civil war and animal skulls into works of art as striking as they are eclectic. These hundreds of contemporary artists may have no income and little means, but they’re never short on inspiration. They’ve invaded the urban bustle and transformed the Congolese capital into an ongoing open-air exhibition. Portrait of a passionate and vibrant subculture that...
| 95 minutes | 2019
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