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Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kimbembele Ihunga. 1994. Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, mixed media, 51 3/16 × 72 13/16 × 126″ (130 × 185 × 320 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva. © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
MoMA presents the first full retrospective of the Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez, a towering figure in African art world. 
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez worked with paper, commercial packaging, and materials from everyday life to bring to life architecture in a smaller form. Looking at his works, that he called ‘extreme maquettes’ you can’t stop the warm feeling of recognition, of something familiar, even though hailing from different times and different part of the world. 
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kinshasa la Belle. 1991. Plywood, paper, plastic, mixed media, 24 13/16 × 21 5/8 × 31 1/2″ (63 × 55 × 80 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva.  © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
Coming next spring, the exhibition will include works from each of the key periods of the artist’s 25-years career, from early works that were exhibited at the Centre Pompidou to the futuristic late works. On the view from May 26th until October 21st next year, the exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist in the US.
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). La Belle Hollandaise. 1991. Paper, ink, cardboard, plexiglas, and wood, 21 5/8 × 31 11/16 × 22 1/16″ (55 × 80.5 × 56 cm). Collection Groninger Museum. Photographer Marten de Leeuw. 
 
MoMA展示了刚果雕塑家Bodys Isek Kingelez的第一次完整的回顾展,他是非洲艺术界的一位杰出人物。
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez用纸张、商业包装和日常生活中的材料,以一种更小的形式结合到生活建筑中。回顾他那些他自称为“极端的设计”的作品,你无法停止这种熟悉的温暖的认同感,即使这些来自不同的时代和不同的世界地区。
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kimbembele Ihunga (detail). 1994. Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, mixed media, 51 3/16 × 72 13/16 × 126″ (130 × 185 × 320 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva. © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
明年春天开始的这个展览,将包括这位艺术家25年职业生涯的每个关键时期的作品,从蓬皮杜艺术中心(Centre Pompidou)展出的早期作品到未来派晚期作品。展览将从明年5月26日持续至10月21日,是这个艺术家在美国的首次回顾展。
When Art and Urbanization Meet


Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kimbembele Ihunga. 1994. Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, mixed media, 51 3/16 × 72 13/16 × 126″ (130 × 185 × 320 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva. © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
MoMA presents the first full retrospective of the Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez, a towering figure in African art world. 
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez worked with paper, commercial packaging, and materials from everyday life to bring to life architecture in a smaller form. Looking at his works, that he called ‘extreme maquettes’ you can’t stop the warm feeling of recognition, of something familiar, even though hailing from different times and different part of the world. 
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kinshasa la Belle. 1991. Plywood, paper, plastic, mixed media, 24 13/16 × 21 5/8 × 31 1/2″ (63 × 55 × 80 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva.  © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
Coming next spring, the exhibition will include works from each of the key periods of the artist’s 25-years career, from early works that were exhibited at the Centre Pompidou to the futuristic late works. On the view from May 26th until October 21st next year, the exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist in the US.
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). La Belle Hollandaise. 1991. Paper, ink, cardboard, plexiglas, and wood, 21 5/8 × 31 11/16 × 22 1/16″ (55 × 80.5 × 56 cm). Collection Groninger Museum. Photographer Marten de Leeuw. 
 
MoMA展示了刚果雕塑家Bodys Isek Kingelez的第一次完整的回顾展,他是非洲艺术界的一位杰出人物。
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez用纸张、商业包装和日常生活中的材料,以一种更小的形式结合到生活建筑中。回顾他那些他自称为“极端的设计”的作品,你无法停止这种熟悉的温暖的认同感,即使这些来自不同的时代和不同的世界地区。
 
Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948-2015). Kimbembele Ihunga (detail). 1994. Paper, cardboard, polystyrene, mixed media, 51 3/16 × 72 13/16 × 126″ (130 × 185 × 320 cm). CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva. © Bodys Isek Kingelez / Photo: Maurice Aeschimann. Courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
 
明年春天开始的这个展览,将包括这位艺术家25年职业生涯的每个关键时期的作品,从蓬皮杜艺术中心(Centre Pompidou)展出的早期作品到未来派晚期作品。展览将从明年5月26日持续至10月21日,是这个艺术家在美国的首次回顾展。