Wed : 2 pm - 7 pm
Sat : 2 pm - 7 pm
Sun : 2 pm - 7 pm
This exhibition explores the remnants of dictator Mobutu Seseseko’s 32 years of reign.
Colin Delfosse’s images revisits Mobutu’s mammoth projects built across Congo. These decaying
structures express the exuberance of the 1970s and 1980s in Zaire. Courted by the great powers
amid the euphoria that followed independence, the country seemed a laboratory full of possibility. What is left today reminds us of the power’s vacuity, even if absolute. And the vanity of autocrats in believing themselves to be eternal. An accompanying exhibition will also be hosted at BOZAR from 17 June to 4 September 2016.