After the Comic Salon 2020 was cancelled, the artists of the project “Popular Images” had to wait two years for their trip to Erlangen. This year in June it finally happened, the International Comic Salon 2022 could take place – and so could the long-awaited exhibition! Three of the artists from Kinshasa have captured their impressions and experiences of their stay in Erlangen in drawings.
Popular culture in Kinshasa, its narrative strategies, its role in society and its transformation over time: art critic and researcher Jean Kamba shows the connections between popular comics, music and television.
“His Majesty,” Papa Mfumu’eto 1er has declared himself emperor. His comics and paintings bring together spiritual worlds with Kinshasa’s everyday life and politics. A report by Ketshia Ngamala.
The newly published “207” by Santa Kakese and “Awa” by Yann Kumbozi are stories based on Congolese reality. These narrations offer a counter-narrative to the common narratives about Kinshasa and the Democratic Republic of Congo that are marked by stereotypical images and clichés.