Lot: 72

93rd Tribal Art Auction

"Kitendi en coukeur", Vanitas project, 2010

Sambu Dinzenza, Yves (*1980), Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection Brussels, Belgium M: 44.5 inch x 29.9 inch This object is not available anymore.

aluminium print, Yves Sambu’s work is based on the evolution of man and the social integration of men and women in the city. He addresses cohabitation issues which demand respect for one another despite differences in point of view, conviction, and way of being. He is also inspired by the "La Sape" movement in Congo: colourfully and luxuriously dressed men that roam the streets of Kinshasa. Sapeurism can be traced all the way back to the colonial period in Brazzaville and Kinshasa when house slaves were given clothing instead of money as compensation for their work.

https://www.ngola-biennial.org/Participants/Yves-Sambu https://www.vice.com/de/article/9bmzaz/die-eitelkeit-von-kinshasas-sapeuren-yves-sambu-161

"Vanité apparent", solo Exhibition, KVS Royal Flemish Theater, Brussels, Belgium, 2011; "Vanité Apparente", Nomad Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2012; "Vanité Apparente", solo Exhibition, 44 Gallery Contemporary of Photography, Bruges, Belgium, 2012; "The surreal Congo", Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte”, Dortmund, Germany, 2012; "African Odyssey", Le Brass, Brussels, Belgium, 2015, Curator: Louis Vuitton Fondation & N. A. Yensi; "Vanité Apparente", Afropean Mimicry-Mockery, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany, 2015