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233 BODYS ISEK KINGELEZ /  DR CONGO: PROJET POUR LE KINSHASA DU TROISIÈME MILLENAIRE, 1997 Since the beginning of the 1980s the Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez has worked with striking city models which have later become his hallmark. His so-called ‘extreme models’ are built of cardboard, plastic, silver foil and other readily available materials and reflect utopian ideas of the African metropolis. This model, whose title means ‘Project for the Kinshasa of the third millennium’, is an extraordinarily detailed portrait of the capital of the future. Bois, carton-plume, papier, métal,   matériaux divers, 332 x 100 cm, Courtesy: Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris


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