This essay briefly introduces the history of Avant-gardistes Zaïrois, a group of modern artists working in Zaire in the 1970s, and connects their emergence and rise with the global cultural politics of Zaire’s Mobutu regime, with particular attention to their relation to Senegalese modernism and the circulation of their art in the Global South.
1 May 2018
Sarah Van Beurden; The Zairian Avant-garde: Modes of African Modernism. Radical History Review 1 May 2018; 2018 (131): 151–158. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-4355269
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