O Quilombismo – Grada Kilomba, Edson Chagas, Monica da Miranda, Ana Silva
#Berlin! An ongoing exhibition till 17.09.2023! Of Resisting and Insisting. Of Flight as Fight. Of Other Democratic Egalitarian Political Philosophies. Research, exhibitions, performances, film screenings, storytelling, cooking jams, concerts, and other events at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
This exhibition is the beginning of a new era at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt which is heavily influenced by the Afro-Brazilian thinker Abdias do Nascimento who describes that the phenomenon of quilombos was widespread precisely where there was subjugation and oppression.
The exhibition includes artworks and media from around the world and from different genealogies and lineages, presenting a wealth of visual and sound languages, weaving and ceramics, body markings, and medical conceptions of the body, in addition to the more familiar vocabularies of artistic expression.
The participating artists and other participants come from Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, China, Ghana, Canada, Cameroon, Benin, Senegal, Mozambique, Morocco, Ivory Coast, among others. This underlines the international context of the project since both the research and the realization are carried out with the participation of cultural operators from different countries and continents.
Artists based in Portugal / Artists from Portugal:
Grada Kilomba (b. 1968 in Lisbon), is a Portuguese writer, psychologist, theorist and interdisciplinary artist whose work critically explores memory, trauma, gender, racism and postcolonialism.
Edson Chagas (b. 1977 in Luanda) is an Angolan artist and photographer, who lives and works between Angola and Portugal.
Monica da Miranda (b. 1976 in Porto) is a Portuguese visual artist, photographer, filmmaker and researcher of Angolan ancestry. She lives and works between London and Lisbon.
Ana Silva (b. 1969 in Calulo) is an Angolan visual artist who embellishes found material with delicate embroidery to create personal mixed media artworks that speak to the intergenerational trauma She lives and works in Lisbon.
In partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as part of the PARTENARIATS GULBENKIAN program to support Portuguese art in European artistic institutions