Laboratoire Kontempo 2021/22 was opened in Kinshasa. The 'Kinzonzi'* of Laboratoire Kontempo brings together artists, specialists, researchers and theorists from Kinshasa, Berlin and other places in order to put local perspectives into global frameworks. The participants discuss the structures of postcolonial power and question (post) colonial realities and stereotypes in the perception of Africa and African cultures.
*In Kikongo, one of the national languages in the DR Congo, the word 'Kinzonzi', is referring to a meeting incorporating codified customary and traditional practices. This procedure is a valuable tool for carrying out negotiations within the family or the society.
In May 2022, the artists will bring the Laboratoire Kontempo method to Berlin.
This exhibition is supported by ifa Artists' Contacts.