Bodys Isek Kingelez

Art, Contemporary art Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) , Midtown West Until Tuesday January 1 2019
Bodys Isek Kingelez, Ville FantĂ´me: Virtual Reality Tour, screen capture
Photograph: Courtesy of Third Pillar VR and Plastic Demo

This is the first retrospective of the Congolese sculptor who created fantastical, futuristic architectural models and cityscapes out of found materials like colored paper, tinfoil, commercial packaging, plastic, soda cans and bottle caps. (Think Canto Bight meets Outsider Art). Kingelez (1948–2015) laid out utopian visions that stood in stark contrast to the unruly urban realities of Kinshasa, the artist’s home town and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—a mega-conurbanation with estimated population of more than 11 million, making it the third largest city in Africa. Along with objects, the exhibit features a virtual reality experience that “flies” viewers through one of his imaginary cities.

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Venue name: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Address: 11 W 53rd St
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Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 10:30am–5:30pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm.
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr; E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St
Event website: http://www.moma.org
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