Mukenge/SchellhammerContemporary Mythologies, Artistic Investigations
09.12. - 17.12.2022
Plateforme Contemporaine Kinshasa
Mukenge/Schellhammer consists of Christ Mukenge (*1988 in Kinshasa, Kongo) and Lydia Schellhammer (*1992 in Konstanz, Germany). Since its formation in 2016, the duo lives and works between Germany and Kinshasa.
Analogue and digital paintings, experimental videos and installations (work-in-progress) presented at Plateforme Contemporaine Kinshasa, December 202214 available works
The exhibition is part of a series of works on contemporary and future mythologies. Myths are strange formations: often deeply private and emotional stories of personal fates, family and interpersonal constellations, which at the same time have the claim to explain large contexts, to make general statements about culture, history, society.
Myths distort reality: something that was previously „disguised“ is now seen in a „distorted“ form. The mythic distortion creates a perspective on reality that is true without claiming to tell the truth. Myths are intrusive, brazenly placing imaginations and fantasies into reality.Read more