Charging Myths by On-Trade-Off
t/m Zondag 04 Juni 2023
Charging Myths presents work from the transnational artist collective On-Trade-Off and their long-term research project investigating the mining culture of Manono, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Participating artists Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Jean Katambayi, Georges Senga will be present during the opening to discuss their work. Artists: Alexis, Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger, Jean Katambayi, Musasa, Alain Nsenga, Georges Senga, Pamela Tulizo, Maarten Vanden Eynde. The artist led research of On-Trade-Off was sparked by the large-scale mining of lithium in Manono, DRC. A site of historical extractivism, Manono has also become swept up in the race for green energy as lithium has become a valuable material for electrical technology. The participating artists developed contemporary artworks through on-site research and residences in the DRC and Belgium, exploring the colonial mining past and its future of exploitation. The participation of Jean Katambayi Mukendi is made possible by the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award.