NOW OPEN • MUSEUM OF MODERM ART • 11 WEST 53RD ST., NEW YORK, NY
“Without a model, you are nowhere. A nation that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live,” said visionary artist Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015). Based in then-Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), following its independence from Belgium, Kingelez made sculptures of imagined buildings and cities that reflected dreams for his country, his continent, and the world. Naming this exhibition Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, offering fantastic, utopian models for a more harmonious society of the future.