Ruth Sacks

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Ruth Sacks is a visual artist and doctoral fellow at WiSER. The working title of her PhD is 'Congo Style: How the Congo influenced Modernism, from Art Nouveau to l'authenticité in the postcolony.' This traces representations of the Congo in early Belgian modernist design, through 20th century museum space, to independence era Zairian aesthetics. Her project has been generously supported by: The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award and the National Arts Council of South Africa.