Sindika Dokolo, the famous businessman and art collector talks about the contentious decision made when the Venice Biennale was conducted. The Angolan pavilion, financed by him, was allocated substantial funds from MoMA. But then they threatened to withhold the award on the grounds that Sindika Dokolo had links with the government (he is married to Isabel dos Santos, who is reportedly he richest woman in Africa and also happens to be the eldest daughter of the former Angola President.
Sindika Dokolo doesn’t hold back
Sindika Dokolo doesn’t hold back as the renowned patron of art reflects on the controversial incident and feels that it had racial undertones and hidden perceptions that is not empowerment for the world.
Dokolo on retrieving lost African art
Sindika Dokolo’s pioneering work involves retrieving lost African art, that has either been misplaced or has been acquired illegally, and return them back to their rightful owners. Sindika Dokolo expresses concern regarding the questionable advice the present Angola president to being fed by the people around him.
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