Horrifying, highly moving, and disturbingly beautiful. Such exhibition “THE ENCLAVE” is holding at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, till May 25th. Irish artist Richard Mosse utilizes an outdated military surveillance film to envision the civil war in eastern DR Congo anew. In this intersection between art and documentary he creates an appalling testimony of a forgotten and complex conflict.
How do you communicate a war that has no center, a war where violence has become a permanent state stoked by fear and rumor, tribal conflict, superstition and corruption, a war that cannot be reduced to a clear-cut story?
Richard Mosse’s video installation “The Enclave” (2013) approaches the divided warzone of DR Congo by revealing glimpses of the logic of war, an overwhelming, confusing, nightmarish state, where moments of quiet beauty are punctured by violent eruptions and fear is constantly lurking just beneath the surface.
Richard Mosse: “THE ENCLAVE”
Date: February 5th – May 25th, 2015
Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Saturday, Sunday&Public holidays till 18:00)
*Closed on Monday
Place: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Address: Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
Tel: +45 4919 0719
Text: Aya Shomura