Chéri Samba (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1956) 'Democratie?' unframed
Lot 164
Chéri Samba (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1956) 'Democratie?' unframed
£12,000 - 18,000
US$ 19,000 - 28,000

Lot Details
Chéri Samba (Dem. Republic of the Congo, born 1956)
'Democratie?'
signed and dated 'Cheri Samba / Jan 2003' (lower right)
oil on canvas
81 x 100cm (31 7/8 x 39 3/8in).
unframed

Footnotes

  • "Démocratie?" is another beautiful example of Samba's talent in using a satirical tone to engage the public and raise awareness.

    "Difficile de parler de la démocratie dans un continent qui n'a pas eu des traditions démocratiques. Est-ce que la démocratie c'est l'unique voie pour qu'un pays se développe ? Que disons-nous alors de la Chine? Depuis que le processus de démocratisation a commence, rien n'est encore fait qui puisse satisfaire les Africains. On a l'impression comme si la démocratie continue a gagner du terrain parce que les politiciens africains n'ont pas encore d'oreilles pour écouter les propos des autres".

    "Difficult to talk about democracy in a continent that has not had democratic traditions. Is democracy the only way for a country to develop? What is to say about China then? Since the beginning of the democratisation process, nothing has been done yet to satisfy the African people. It seems that democracy keeps gaining ground as African politician have no ears to listen to others' words".
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