Tshibumba Kanda Matulu

History of Zaire, 1974 - 1975

Shop #35

Tshibumba Kanda Matulu was one of a number of ‘genre painters’ in the 1970s, in the Katanga region of the Congo who painted generic images onto flour-sacks and sold them by the side of the road. In 1974 Tshibumba convinced anthropologist Johannes Fabian to support him to paint the history of the region in 100 paintings starting from the ancestral couple, as well as the arrival of Arab slave-traders to the area, the events of Belgian colonization, and the anti-colonial struggles of Zaire.

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