We then take the space as a starting point
of a socio-political, historical and spiritual understanding.
The solo exhibition of the artist Nelo Teixeira, “Not Bok: Conglomeration in space and memories” will be open to the public from November 18th until 12th January 2017, at the Gallery of Banco Economico, in Luanda.
Organized by the gallery THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE, in partnership with Banco Economico and curated by Sónia Ribeiro, “Not Bok: Conglomeration in space and memories” is the result of the transformation of objects that the artist found in the streets of Luanda.
The vertical (tall buildings) and horizontal (musseques/slums) city, a dynamic space, redesigned in recent years by the rapid economic development, with modern structures emerging while erasing recent and past memories.
New and old experiences linked by the garbage they produce and the impact they cause in the environment. Urban waste is the raw material. By recycling, the artist expresses himself and seeks to raise socio-political, historical and environmental awareness.
Nelo Teixeira lives and does his work in the almost submerged Chicala II, a musseque of houses made by the population. It is in this space where the artist many times works his magic, adapting and reinventing objects found or brought to him by the dragging waters that surround the neighborhood.