Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise, view of exhibition, 2017

Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs

New York


This exhibition of the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (Congolese Plantation Workers Art League or CATPC) could not have been timelier. It arrived at a moment when racial and economic inequalities are center stage, and the voices of the suppressed are being heard. Featuring a series of chocolate sculptures made from molds obtained from 3D prints of the clay originals, the show brought artistry from the rural hinterland of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the U.S. Finally, descendants of Congolese plantation workers, who continue to be exploited long after gaining independence from their Belgian colonizers in 1960, get their due. …see the entire review in the print version of Jul/Aug’s Sculpture magazine.