This is the first major institutional retrospective of the late Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kinglez (1948–2015), who worked with paper, commercial packaging, and materials from everyday life to create what he called ‘extreme maquettes’ that encompass civic buildings, public monuments, and private pavilions. The exhibition ranges from from early works that were included in the landmark exhibition ‘Magiciens de la terre’ at the Centre Pompidou in 1989, to his streamlined, dramatic forms of the 2000s. His works include single-building sculptures, spectacular sprawling cities, and futuristic late works, which incorporate increasingly unorthodox materials; together, these architectural fantasies envisage a utopian metropolis. Find out more about the Kingelez exhibition from MoMA’s website.
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