New African art gallery presents work by four Congolese artists – updated

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“In an African society, art is life. It is not a performance. It is not necessarily a profession. It is life.”– Okot p’Btek

Belgian art collector Michael Piette opens his gallery at 10 Hong Pong St this month. Called AfricArt it will display work by four artists from Kinshasa in the Congo. They are Moke Fils, Bodo Fils, Monsengo Shula and Mulala Landry.

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The New Civilisation by Monsengo hula (1959)

An exhibition will be staged at the ground-floor gallery from 24 November to 24 December. On Saturday 24 November there will be an opening party from 8:00 pm. JB Mage’s Wine Guild and ACT Africa Coffee Tea will be present.

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Founder and director, Michael Piette, Belgian entrepreneur and art collector

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