Origin (2020)

Boitumelo Diseko (b. 1996, South Africa)

landscapes and memory, environmental psychology, South Africa, semi-abstract, contour lines


Dimensions:  60x90cm

Price:  CHF 1100.00

Medium:  mixed media on canvas

Framing:  stretched on canvas, unframed


Origin is about Belgian Congo, shown on the old map in the background. King Leopold II is in the centre of the artwork collecting profits stolen from the territory.

The Belgian Congo was a colony in central Africa from 1908 until its independence in 1960. The artwork is a documentation of the atrocities that took place during that time to maximise profit for the Belgian king.  Foreign companies exploited natural resources such as rubber and ivory in complete lawlessness. There was a sharp decline in the Congolese population due to forced labour, mutilation and murder of the indigenous population.

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