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November 1, 2016 - July 14, 2017

Open Society Foundations

224 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019


Nov 1, 2016

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Book Launch 

Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo's Urban Worlds

Published by Autograph ABP (2016)

Artist Talk 

moderated by Vyjayanthi Rao, Director of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research, NY 

6:00 - 7:00pm

Exhibition Preview

Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck

Exhibition organized by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre

in partnership with the Open Society Documentary Photography Project


7:00pm - 9:00pm 

Opening Reception


For press inquiries, please contact: rebecca.beyer@opensocietyfoundations.org


Please join us at the following event in New York featuring:


Wednesday, November 2, 2016:

Columbia University

 612 Schermerhorn Hall

116th & Broadway


7:00 - 9.30 pm

Focus on "Urban Now" / with Sammy Baloji & Filip de Boeck

Introduction by Z.S. Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art, Columbia, University

Screening of

Pungulume (2016) by Sammy Baloji (31:21)

 Conversation with Sammy Baloji and Filip de Boeck moderated by Giulia Paoletti, 

co-curator of The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives in Photographic Portraiture from Africa

on view at the Wallach Art Gallery through December 10, 2016

Screening of

The Tower: A Concrete Utopia (2016) by Sammy Baloji & Filip de Boeck (1:10:19)

presented by 

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Dept. of Art History & Archeology, 

Axis Gallery, and the Open Society Foundations


 To RSVP email: http://www.coulmbia.edu/cu/wallach



Sammy Baloji. 

Dilapidated pedestrian bridge along the Boulevard Lumumba, municipality of Masina, March 2013



Sammy Baloji.

Pungulume, 2016 (video still)

Single channel video with 3 channel audio