Contrasting perspectives: The 20th-century Africanists and the work of Rhode Makoumbou

© Municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

The collections of the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe heritage fund include a number of artworks from the ‘Africanist’ school of the first half of the 20th century. Arthur Dupagne, Marcel Pire, Ferdinand Pire Ferdinand and Francine Somers went out to the Congo and depicted scenes from everyday life during the colonial period.

This exhibition will juxtapose their artworks with a contemporary take by an artist from the African diaspora. Rhode Makoumbou is an artist who records the social and cultural memory of Africa in general, and Congo in particular. Her multi-award-winning work highlights themes such as the social activities of African women and the value of vanishing ways of life. In a figurative style inspired by traditional statuary art, realism, cubism and expressionism, her paintings and sculptures place the Congolese people front and centre.

In cooperation with the Municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. from 12:00 to 18:00

W:Halll (Forum Room), Avenue Charles Thielemans/Charles Thielemanslaan 93, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

Advance booking not required