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TRANSIT: ALEXANDER STREITBERGER PRESENTS A WORK BY SAMMY BALOJI
Nomadic catalogue of the Ixelles Museum
For one evening, a work from the collections of the Musée d’Ixelles travels to the ISELP to tell us about its history and its specificities. An art historian, a critic or a curator has chosen it. He or she will comment on it in its presence, based on its material reality. TRANSIT is a joint initiative of ISELP and the Musée d’Ixelles.
For the occasion, Alexander Streitberger presents a work by Sammy Baloji entitled Portrait # 3: group of Warua women against a background of watercolours by Dardenne, a photographic montage dating from 2011 and forming part of the series Congo Far West.
Born in Lumumbashi (DRC) in 1978, Sammy Baloji is initially a photographer. Using different media (videos, photographs, installations, sculptures…), he explores the imprint of colonisation in Congolese reality today as well as in the collective imagination and photographic archives in Europe.
Alexander Streitberger is Professor of Art History at the Catholic University of Leuven, and Director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture (Leuven). He co-edits the Lieven Gevaert Series, a collection of books on the history and theory of photography.