THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE art gallery with the Banco Económico and the South African Gallery MOMO, presented between the 28-11-19 and 31-01-20, in Luanda, the exhibition “Intersections - Within the Global South”.
The exhibition puts in dialogue 16 international contemporary artists and seeks to promote through their work a comprehensive reflection on some of the most relevant historical-social issues experienced in their geographical territories.
At the same time, “Intersections - Within the Global South” critically explores the mechanisms of canon creation in the western art scene, favoring, through a curatorial direction, the presentation of works that materially and technically distance themselves from the conventional artistic media and genres.
The idea is materialized objectively in an almost total absence of «stricto sensu» painting works, to emphasize this artistic genre as a key element for the deconstruction of the more traditionally installed languages in the global system of contemporary art.
Alida Rodrigues (UK/Angola), Andrew Tshabangu (South Africa), Bete Marques (Brazil), Dillon Marsh (South Africa), Gonçalo Mabunda (Mozambique), Januário Jano (UK/Angola), Lizette Chirrime (Mozambique) Luís Damião (Angola), Nelo Teixeira (Angola), Patrick Bongoy (D.R.C.), Pedro Pires (Angola/Portugal), Rómulo Santa Rita (Angola/Portugal), Saïdo Dicko (Burkina Faso), Stephané E. Conradie (Namibia), Teresa Kutala Firmino (South Africa) e Vivien Kohler (South Africa) embody an exhibition through which they conceptually and artistically explore multiple affinities inherent in the contemporary historical, social and political context of the “Global South” and frame their artistic production in the sphere of a social art, a “mirror art of contemporary life” that encourages public awareness of pressing issues that impel renewed sense of change.
From human rights to social rights, from ecology to memory and identity, there are multiple meanings provided through patent works, which coexist in the intersection between abstraction, figurative and even the total dissolution of the human figure.
Curators: Graça Rodrigues e Sónia Ribeiro