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    The first exhibition of contemporary Congolese art to be held in Britain was opened today (Monday) at the Royal Academy of Arts in London by the Ambassador of Congo-Kinshasa.

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    The first exhibition of contemporary Congolese art to be held in Britain was opened today (Monday) at the Royal Academy of Arts in London by the Ambassador of Congo-Kinshasa.

    The exhibition provides a significant picture of contemporary Congolese art since it left the sphere of African native tradition for the modern world.

    Since the war, two centres of native negro art on the River Congo have emerged. The first was based on the work of a Breton painter who had moved to Africa, Pier Romain-Defosses. His school was founded in 1947 and was based at Elizabethville, now Lubumbashi. The exhibition shows examples of his school's work in the paintings of Mwenze-Kibwanga and Pili-Pili.

    The second school, considered more important, is that of the Belgian monk Marc Wailenda. The Academy of Fine Arts in Concessi developed from his St. Lukes Institute, founded in 1943.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KYHA8UG1LOEFCTWHAH4YRY2C
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KYHA8UG1LOEFCTWHAH4YRY2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    N/A

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