Curators Lydia Schellhammer and Christ Mukenge of the online project “Popular Images” together with artists Santa Kakese and Thembo Kash provide an insight into the Congolese comic scene. The video was shot at two central locations of Kinshasa’s comic scene: at the Academy of Fine Arts and in Lingwala, the artists’ quarter known especially for performances and installations in the public space.
A cultural exchange between continents. Artists from Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and the Congolese diaspora answer questions posed by the International Comic Salon Erlangen.
In a media discourse, anti-racist proclamations are applied to colonial monuments, accompanied by a Congolese artist who does not want to be one. With a text by Sinzo Aanza and drawings by Asimba Bathy, Papa Mfumu’eto and Thembo Kash.
It is still a current topic if and how women are present and represented in the comic scene and also in comics. Although women do appear in comics, they are often more a projection screen for men’s fantasies. Two young authors break with the classic images of women.