Congo as Fiction – Fiction as an Objective

European museums today can hardly avoid addressing the histories of their objects. Which sometimes turns out to be more successful, sometimes less. The exhibition FIKTION KONGO is currently on view at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, where objects from the collection of ethnologist Hans Himmelheber are purposefully confronted with works by contemporary Congolese artists. A successful approach, says Ann Mbuti.

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