An exhibition of art from Congo-Kinshasa opened in Paris last Tuesday (20 April), coinciding with the inaugural flight of the second weekly U.
An exhibition of art from Congo-Kinshasa opened in Paris last Tuesday (20 April), coinciding with the inaugural flight of the second weekly U.T.A. (Union Transport Aerieene) flight linking France with the Congo.
The flight brought the Minister of Tourism from the Congo, and several other dignitaries -- to open the exhibition.
SYNOPSIS: To mark the inauguration of a second weekly UTA flight linking France with Congo-Kinshasa, an exhibition of art from the Congo has opened in Paris.
The first of the UTA flights brought the Minister of Tourism and his wife from Kinshasa, to open the exhibition.
Several other dignitaries came for the exhibition, which includes several works that have already been to Europe. This one "les trois hommes"--the three men-was part of the exhibition of art from all the Congo that was held in London last October and November...that was believed to be the first ever exhibition of Congolese art in Britain.
Since the war, two centres of native negro art have grown up on the River Congo--one based on Elisabethville, the other on Kinshasa--this exhibition, the Kinshasa-based movement, is considered more influential...and is intent on making no compromises with the traditional European art forms.