Each season, FOMU invites inspirational figures to guide you on their personal tour of the exhibitions. Sandrine Colard, curator of the Recaptioning Congo exhibition, will be your guide on the 2nd of October.
This will be no ordinary tour as Sandrine Colard has been given carte blanche. You can expect surprising insights and unusual perspectives.
Sandrine Colard is an assistant professor of art history at Rutgers University-Newark (US) and a freelance curator based in New York City and Brussels (Belgium). Colard obtained her PhD from Columbia University (2016) and is a historian of modern and contemporary African art and photography. She is the author of several publications and was the recipient of a 2021-2022 Getty/ACLS fellowship for her book project on the history of photography in colonial Congo.
TOUR IN THE EXHIBITION RECAPTIONING CONGO
Recaptioning Congo presents images from Congo’s long and turbulent history as a colonised country, spanning nearly 100 years from its formal establishment in 1882 to independence in 1960.
The exhibition shows the contrasting perspectives of African and European photographers. The images are revealing, at times disturbing, and shed light on the relationships between past and present, Africa and Europe, Belgium and Congo.
Recaptioning Congo is the result of years of international research by curator Sandrine Colard and represents the first extensive exhibition to tackle the multilayered history of photography in the Belgian Congo.
- The tour lasts about 1 hour.
- It is conducted in English.
- Places are limited: book your ticket in advance.
- Free for museum pass holders, FOMU Friends and those eligible for a discount.
- A visit to the museum is included in your ticket.