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Tue, 11 Feb 2020

The Phillips Collects: Aimé Mpane

by Experiment Station
Congolese artist Aimé Mpane (b. 1968), the son of a sculptor and cabinet-maker, and a sculptor and painter himself, splits his time between Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brussels, Belgium. His work is deeply humanistic and appeals to the collective historical consciousness. Working primarily with wood and an adze—a traditional African woodworking tool—Mpane creates […]