The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
The past the present and the in between, Pavillon Mozambique – 58th Biennale di Venezia 2019, Italy
from 11/05/2019 to 24/11/2019
Gonçalo Mabunda transforming guns into hope
"If we destroy the weapons, the same weapon's not going to kill anymore"
The National Pavilion of Mozambique aims to show, through a contemporary perspective, the troubled past of the nation and its influences in today’s society. portraying this journey are three artists who grew up in a post-colonial period during which the country was engulfed in a long civil war from 1977 to 1992.
Heirs of a common historical and cultural background, Gonçalo Mabunda, Mauro Pinto and Filipe Branquinho, are producers of diversified discourses that converge in the way they critically interrogate vectors of power which adversely affect the lives of millions of Mozambicans today...
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