Ambundulando is a research-based project by artist Januário Jano.
The exhibition is the result of a method of work developed over the last year and a half, where the artist explores the complexities and idiosyncrasies of the processes of the construction of Identity. In recovering practices and rituals typical of the Ambundo ethinic group, from Luanda and surrounding areas, as well as practices and rituals so evident in his own family history, Januário embarks on a process of historical and personal research.
In AMBUNDULANDO, Januário Jano appropriates literary references, personal memories, questions related to contemporary Angolan life, (re)creates rituals, producing a fragmented narrative – where the political character of collective memory and the personal character of individual memory intersect, clash and overlap at different times. In this process of (de) constructing himself, the artist also explores various forms of representation – from video and photography to multimedia installations.
The exhibition is curated by Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa with production of This is Not a White Cube art gallery.