Festival Kongo am Rhein – Festival for contemporary Art from Congo

The Festival Kongo am Rhein brings some of the most celebrated artists from the megacity Kinshasa (DR Congo) to Basel and features: readings by acclaimed authors Fiston Mwanza and In Koli Jean Bofane, the story of Papa Wemba told in a theatre performance by D. Niangouna, Freddy Tsimba’s life-sized sculptures, the photography and performances of Freddy Mutombo, a video installation by Sammy Baloji and Filip de Boeck, as well as film, music and exhibitions by many more artists. This jam-packed programme portrays the inner workings and complexities of the third-largest metropolis on the African continent from very distinguished perspectives.

Exhibition of Congolese Contemporary Art: paintings and installations

Salon Mondial | Freilager-Platz 10, 4053 Münchenstein
11 June – 2 July 2017 | 12:00-19:00
Exhibition opening: Saturday 10 June 2017 at 18:00

Exhibition of Congolese Contemporary Art: paintings and photography

Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
12 June – 5 August 2017 | 10:00-24:00

Exhibition of Congolese Contemporary Art: sculpture from Freddy Tsimba and video installation from Sammy Baloji and Filip de Boeck

Museum der Kulturen | Münsterplatz 20, 4051 Basel
29 June – 6 August 2017 | 10:00-17:00 | Mondays closed
Comment by Filip de Boeck on his and Sammy Baloji’s video installation: Saturday 1 July 2017 | 13:00-13:45

Moderated readings with In Koli Jean Bofane and Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Kulturraum Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Thursday 29 June 2017 | 19:00

Readings of Congolese literature by In Koli Jean Bofane and Fiston Mwanza Mujila with Claude Bofane on the saxophone, followed by a Congolese lunch

Kulturraum Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Sunday 2 July 2017 | 11:30

Classical concert by counter tenor Serge Kakudji, featuring harpsichord accompaniment

Kulturraum Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Thursday 29 June 2017 | 21:00

Theatre performance by D. Niangouna: «Papa Wemba. Le singe avait raison»

Kaserne Basel | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Thursday 29 June and Friday 30 June 2017 | 19:30

Staged reading of «M’appelle Mohammed Ali» with D. Niangouna, Frank Weigand and Leyla-Claire Rabih

Kaserne Basel | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Friday 30 June 2017 | 21:00

Performance by Eddy Ekete: L’homme-cannette

Basel city centre, along the Rhine river
Saturday 17 June 2017 | 2017

Performance by Freddy Mutombo

Basel city centre, along the Rhine river
Saturday 17 June 2017 | 2017

Music – Rumba Congolaise and Trap

Kulturraum Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Rumba Congolaise with Yannick Nkoy | Friday 30 June 2017 | 21:00
Trap with Jones Cruipy | Saturday 1 July 2017 | 21:00

Cinema

Kultkino Atelier | Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel
«Viva Riva!» directed by Djo Munga | Wednesday 28 June 2017 | 20:30
«Pygmée Blues» directed by Florent de la Tulaye | Saturday 1 July 2017 | 16:00

Barly Baruti: public drawing

Inner city of Basel
Saturday 1 July 2017 | 15:00

Performance Workshop with Freddy Mutombo and the Union Theatergruppe, followed by a performance in public space

Friday 16 June and Friday 23 June 2017 | 19:00-23:00

Congolese lunch by Restaurant Inzia

Restaurant parterre | Klybeckstrasse 1b, 4057 Basel
Sunday 2 July 2017 | 12:00

Artists

Steve Bandoma, Barly Baruti, Mpambu Bodo Bodo, In-Koli Jean Bofane, Jones Cruipy, Rosette de Stefano, Eddy Ekete, Jaklin, Serge Kakudji, Michèle Magema, Odette Messager, Vitshois Mwilambwe, Mufuki Mukuna, Freddy Mutombo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, D. Niangouna, Ange Swana, Freddy Tsimba, Minga Mingiedi Tunga

Curator

In Koli Jean Bofane

Project coordinator

Isabelle Chariatte Fels

Links

kongo-am-rhein.org
Kongo am Rhein on Facebook