Maarten Vanden Eynde

Wheel of Fortune, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (photo: Philippe de Gobert)

Wheel of Fortune, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (photo: Philippe de Gobert)

'Wheel of Fortune' was made in collaboration with the Congolese painter Musasa. It depicts seven natural treasures that are extracted and exported from Congo and had and/or have a major influence on human evolution: uranium for the development of the atom bomb, rubber for the transportation and telecommunication revolution, wood for the construction and furniture industries, ivory for a variety of games and musical instruments, copper for wars and the military, diamonds for jewellery and scientific instruments, and precious metals and minerals for the IT sector.