Lot: 73

93e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

"Bonaparte élegance", Projet Vanitas, 2014

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

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Private Collection Brussels, Belgium M: 113 cm x 76 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

aluminium print, In Sambu’s "Vanitas" project (2010-2017) the pictures of the Sapeurs posing in various cemeteries immerses us in a utopian universe of being and appearing, a universe where narcissism (the extreme love of self) and the respect of the other (being alive or dead) coincide. "Vanitas" shows us the spiritual and human dimension of the "La Sape" movement, where collectivism and individualism merge, and where the very meanings of tradition and memory are readdressed in poignant terms.

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

"African Odyssey", Le Brass, Brussels, Belgium, Curator Louis Vuitton Fondation & M. A. Yensi, 2015; "Vanité Apparente", Afropean Mimicry-mockery, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany, 2015