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Lumumba in the Arts - Matthias De Groof

1 november 14u30

Leuven University Press

It is no coincidence that a historical figure such as Patrice Emery Lumumba, independent Congo’s first prime minister, who was killed in 1961, has lived in the realm of the cultural imaginary and occupied an afterlife in the arts. After all, his project remained unfinished and his corpse unburied. The figure of Lumumba has been imagined through painting, photography, cinema, poetry, literature, theatre, music, sculpture, fashion, cartoons and stamps, and also through historiography and in public space. No art form has been able to escape and remain indifferent to Lumumba. Artists observe the memory and the unresolved suffering that inscribed itself both upon Lumumba’s body and within the history of Congo. If Lumumba – as an icon – lives on today, it is because the need for decolonisation does as well.

Lumumba in the arts

Lumumba in the arts

ISBN: 9789462701748

Uitgeverij: Universitaire Pers Leuven

Genre: kunstgeschiedenis, Kunst en media, Kunst iconologie, Kunst en media, Kunst