Christian Nyampetacontributes to
A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow,
A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow | Presentation,
Sometimes It Was Beautiful
Christian Nyampeta works at the intersection of art, design and theory, in search of a new narrative of how to live together. As part of Contour Biennale 9, Nyampeta presents a combination of individual works that deal with two former Belgian colonies, the Congo and Rwanda. Firstly, an installation will be staged throughout the weekend that includes sculptures and video work. Secondly, the artist will hold a collective presentation in this installation, with readings, screenings and lyrical performances. On Saturday evening a screening of Nyampeta’s recent film Sometimes It Was Beautiful (2018) is planned.
Sometimes It Was Beautiful (2018) was commissioned by Tensta konsthall. Ongoing presentations include contributions to People Who Think Together Dance Together (2015–ongoing) at Centre d’art Waza in Lubumbashi in the Congo, as part of the research exhibition and learning activities of Another Roadmap for Art Education that includes intellectual histories from Cairo, Kampala and Johannesburg. Nyampeta organises the Nyanza Working Group of Another Roadmap School, and he is completing a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.