OPENING EVENT, BY INVITATION-ONLY
THIS NOT A WHITE CUBE inaugurates a solo exhibition by the Angolan artist Osvaldo Ferreira. "Extravagant Dissidence: Building a Local Praxis", will be held at Galeria Banco Económico, in Luanda, and opens the new artistic season in the city.
The project follows his recent award by of one of the most relevant distinctions for the fine arts in Angola - the ENSA Art Grand Prize for painting - and stems from the commitment of the gallery THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE and Banco Económico with the development of the contemporary art system in Angola.
The two institutions, through an already long partnership, have been jointly developing, over the years, an in-depth artistic and cultural programming, with a view to creating local support mechanisms and boosting the careers of young artists and their subsequent internationalization.
Bringing together 20 new works produced over the past year, "Extravagant Dissidence: Building a Local Praxis" proposes, through representation in painting, the emergence of a new status for the image of contemporary relational staging in the urban space of the Angolan capital.