CULTURE

The Congo travels to Crete

The Congo is the focus of a photography and sculpture exhibition currently on at Crete’s Municipal Gallery of Aghios Nikolaos until September 19. The exhibition «Kinshasa 2004: In Parallel» is part of a cultural series of events titled «Lato 2004.» On show are 39 panoramic black-and-white photos as well as 80 slides documenting a trip in 2003 to the Republic of the Congo as seen through the lens of photographer Yiannis Tzortzis, as well as a collection of 100 sculptures by popular Congolese artists. All the sculptures were culled from a collection belonging to Aime Mbungumbuka. The exhibition is part of a wider effort aimed at improving cooperation amid the network of nations supplying and receiving migrants through cultural events that promote bilateral communication, break barriers, and help familiarize people with unknown cultural entities. On a domestic level, the program’s objectives include helping relations between locals and Greece’s considerable number of African immigrants.