‘Connected’ exhibition

A photography exhibition
Opening: 21 March 2019
Closing 19 April 2019
Académie des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, DRC.

‘Connected’ an exhibition of the work of the participants of the Photography Masterclass at the Academy of Fine Arts (Académie des Beaux-Arts), Kinshasa, DRC.

‘Connected’ includes the work of photographers Arsène Mpiana, Ephraïm Baku, Francis Longwa Musuba, Gloire Ndoko Swana, Imani Buhanda, Jackson Tshisekedi Mutambayi, Jamil Lusala, Joëlle Lubeme, Kasangati Godelive Kabena, Nizar Saleh and Serge Kalongoshi.

Curated by John Fleetwood

©Nizar Saleh

©Arsene Mpiana

“Much of what the photographers have been photographing during the Masterclass have been those things that they feel connected to. They have photographed their families, generations of loved ones, or those who become our families in our communities and our schools. Some have looked at the photographs of family they will never know – a disconnect from their world and their history. Some have followed the people who connect us on market places and in the city. Others found forgotten technologies that over time have developed new functions.” - John Fleetwood

©Arsene Mpiana

The Photography Masterclass is a series of eight weeklong masterclasses run over two years (2017-2019) at the Academy of Fine Arts (Académie des Beaux-Arts, ABA), Kinshasa in a collaboration with EUNIC-RDC spearheaded by the Goethe-Institut, Kinshasa. Presented by a range of different international experts (John Fleetwood, Katrin Peters-Klaphake, Léonard Pongo, Michelle Loukidis, Monica Miranda and Robert Carrubba), the workshops aimed to develop the skills of twelve photographers, students at ABA, to use photography as a contemporary practice. The Masterclass series was developed as a trial from where a potential programme of photography training at ABA could be developed.

For more information, please contact Amy Daniels

Posted on 15 April 2019

Amy Daniels