DIALOGUES was created in 1999 by George A. Forrest, Chairman of the Groupe Forrest International and his wife, Mrs Lydia Forrest.
Since 2000, the association has a Contemporary Art Gallery within the National Museum of Lubumbashi, for presenting and promoting the work of local and international artists.
For the past ten years, young Congolese artists have come to the public's attention and are gradually acquiring a well-earned international reputation. Some of them, supported by DIALOGUES, are now exhibiting their works in other African countries as well as in Europe, Asia and North America.
Today, dozens of artists, among the best in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are directly or indirectly connected to the non-profit association Dialogues.
The non-profit association Dialogues also organises exhibitions outside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Added to the promotion of contemporary art are also cultural and social missions. Tours of the Gallery are for example organised for students of the schools of the city of Lubumbashi.
DIALOGUES numbers among its main patrons Mr and Mrs George A. Forrest, as well as the FONDATION RACHEL FORREST.