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Beauté Congo - Exhibits we need more of - Finding Nkem
If you are in Paris between now and the 10th of January, please check out this amazing art exhibit, "Beauté Congo--1926 - 2015--Congo Kitoko." Often when we think of African art, we think of the antiquated masks and sculptures you find in Western museums displaying their colonial spoils or the seaside artisans catering to tourists who want to bring back a piece of 'Africa.' Seldom do we talk about the avant-garde artists coming from the continent and the artists capturing the essence of everyday life in their paintings, photographs and music. This exhibit at Fondation Cartier brought that all together in a seamless and beautifully presented way.