KINGELEZ~Bodys Isek – Bodys Isek Kingelez


Author: Okwui Enwezor
Artist: Bodys Isek Kingelez
Publisher: Kunstverein, Hamburg
Year: 2001
ISBN: 3-7757-1054-X
Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 112 pgs / 48 color / 20 bw
Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior. Essays by Okwui Enwezor, Bodys Isek Kingelez and Andre Magnin.
Bodys Isek Kingelez is a native of Congo who makes colorful postmodernist models of buildings and cities out of paper, cardboard, and wood. While they can easily be read as a reaction to Western attempts at domesticating African creativity, they also serve to comment on the so-called Afro-kitsch in contemporary African art that caters primarily to the expectations of Western tourists.

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