Tours involving tactile exploration of models and audio description of works introduce blind and partially sighted visitors to Congolese art of the past fifty years.
Congolese popular painting developed after the country gained independence in 1960. Initially, it was seen as a means of spreading information, initiating public debate or preserving people’s memory, and not as an object of aesthetic contemplation.
With imagery borrowed from Congolese myths and the everyday life of the DRC, the paintings featured in the exhibition offer insight into the country’s twentieth-century history.
The tour has been developed by Garage’s Inclusive Programs Manager Galina Novotortseva.