Mustache Muhanya & Alain Nsenga Pelesa

Mustache Muhanya & Alain Nsenga Pelesa

Chosen by a jury of collectors and gallerists in Brussels, two Congolese photographers, winners of the Foundation Moonens prize, exhibit their artworks at the “Dialogues” Gallery in Lubumbashi. Founded in Brussels in 2013 in honor of the Belgian painter...
Papa Wemba, Prince of sapeurs !

Papa Wemba, Prince of sapeurs !

The King of congolese rumba, Papa Wemba, whose real name is Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, died on sunday, 24 april at dawn, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was one of the icons of the sape, which many fans have elevated to a religion. In the days leading up to his...
Mode Muntu

Mode Muntu

Enjoying a Mode Muntu ‘s painting (1940-1985) most often triggers a blend of emotions. Jan Hoet, s.m.a.c.k.’s curator, once predicted that Muntu would be the artist of the 20th century. The modern graphic design of Mode’s artwork vibrates amidst a backdrop of delicate...
Famke Jewellery – Captivating & poetic

Famke Jewellery – Captivating & poetic

We take a look at the Famke Jewellery phenomenon and the rise of this young award-winning artisan and explore the depth of her eclectic, offbeat range. Famke is an innovative jewellery design company founded by Famke Koene, a young industrial designer based in Cape...
Sammy Baloji, our crush at the Venice Biennale

Sammy Baloji, our crush at the Venice Biennale

At the Venice Biennale, on the belgian pavilion, the artist Sammy Baloji, outlined two projects: essay on urban planning, artwork confronting aerial views of cities and historical boards of mosquitoes – a reflection on the political issue of mapmaking –...