The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’Zombo Before the Great Extinction

The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’Zombo Before the Great Extinction

The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’Zombo Before the Great Extinction is a series of artworks that was exhibited at the Goodman Gallery last year. The artwork is by Kia Henda (Luanda, Angola) who utilizes photography, video and performance to examine postcolonial and modern Africa.

The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’Zombo Before the Great Extinction portrays the end of dictatorships in Africa, based on the persona of former president Mobutu Sese Seko, who is considered the archetype of African dictators. In the photographic series, the dead corpse of power undergoes taxidermy while animal-objects come to life. The series also plays with depicting safaris through ‘African scenery’.

The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction (Act I), 2017
The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction (Act II) , 2017
The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction (Act III) , 2017
The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction (Act IV) , 2017
The Last Journey of the Dictator Mussunda N’zombo Before the Great Extinction (Act V) , 2017
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