Hybrid Architectures: Case Studies on African Continent ─ Symposium

July 2016

Projected Image

11th September | 7 pm | talk with Miguel Wandschneider about the project Slowmotion

12th September |7 pm |talk with Pedro Lapa about moving image in the context of artistic practices

Projected Image is a research project about the artistic praxis of video and moving image, in Portugal, within a broader research, Portuguese Art – from 1974 to the present, organised by Bruno Leitão.

The first moment of this research takes the form of a solo exhibition of João Onofre, opening the July 10th, at HANGAR.

Through exhibitions, artist talks and conferences, this research project aims to establish a timeline of significative events, relevant to the Portuguese artistic milieu, frequently unknown from the general public and sometimes even from the agents in the artistic scene. The program will extend through three years.

About Forgotten Ideologies

ABOUT FORGOTTEN IDEOLOGIES is the Angolan cinema program, curated by André Cunha, under the broader program 180º Artistas ao Sul.

This program presents films by some Angolan directors, such as: Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, António Ole, Zézé Gamboa, Kiluanje Liberdade, Maria João Ganga e Mário Bastos. The program considers three time windows of Angolan cinema production: the post-independence cultural policies, the attempt to develop new cultural policies after the civil war and the hegemony of the independent production.

We open this program with António Ole’s film O Ritmo do N’Gola Ritmos, de António Ole, 29th May, 6.30 pm.


O Ritmo do N’Gola Ritmos (1978) de António Ole + conversa de Ana Balona de Oliveira | 29 de Maio | 18h30 | DVD gentilmente cedido pelo realizador


TPA + Laboratório Nacional de Cinema

Carnaval da Vitória, 1978, 40min., António Ole | 18 de Junho | 18h30

No Caminho das Estrelas, 1986, 28min., António Ole | 18 de Junho | 18h30


Instituto Nacional de Cinema

O Herói, 2004, 97min., Zezé Gamboa | 10 de Julho | 18h30

Na Cidade Vazia, 2004, 90min., Maria João Ganga | 13 de Setembro | 17h00



Oxalá Cresçam Pitangas, 2007, 62min., Kiluanje Liberdade, Ondjaki | 4 de Setembro | 18h30

Luanda, Fábrica da Música, 2009, 54min., Kiluanje Liberdade, Inês Gonçalves | 5 de Setembro | 18h30

Alambamento, 2011, 15min, Mário Bastos | 5 de Setembro | 18h30

TPA + Laboratório Nacional de Cinema |2

Ondyelma, Festa Do Boi Sagrado, 1979, 36 min., Ruy Duarte de Carvalho | Setembro – data a anunciar | 18h30

Nelisita, 1982, 90min., Ruy Duarte de Carvalho | Setembro – data a anunciar | 18h30

© imagem de Jordana Leitão, 2015


If landscape is, as Michel Courajoud states, “the place where the sky touches the land”, the concept of landscape is deeply connected to the history of nature’s pictorial representation, the appearance of the landscape as a genre. This concept builds up on the fragmentation, through the unique and immobile gaze that divides the whole of natures. The insular regions have, in themselves, other frontiers, they exist separate from the main land, or between the sea, and always on the threshold of identities,  they are metaphors for the concepts of diaspora and migration within the post-colonial studies. In(ter)sularidades is a research group investigating about insular landscapes and their artistic practices, in such regions as Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe. The research approaches these regions through a comparative model, these regions that are distant from each other, but that share a similar history of dislocation, migration, isolation, exile and diaspora, and models of artistic creation that reflect the insular history of these places, both in the past and in the present.

Open Mind Sessions

31 March | 6 pm | talk w/ Marissa Moorman

A musician with a long career connected to Angola. A music with a not so recognizable sound. A record produced in the verge of independence. A few thoughts searching for an idea.

28 April | 6 pmtalk w/ Jabulani Maseko

26 May | 6 pmtalk w/ Mathieu Abonnenc

7 June | 6 pmtalk w/ Fernando Arenas

OPEN MIND SESSIONS. A series of talks/performances by academics and practitioners organized by cultural theorist, Christabelle Peters. Each session will be inspired by a single thing – an artwork, a piece of music, a gesture in dance, etc. – and will invite us along on a magical and intellectual journey across time and space, making linkages with the cultures and histories of the African diaspora. The talks are based on the idea that an open mind can see a whole universe in the tiniest object.

Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon

EDSON CHAGAS — 29th June 2016 — 7 pm

Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon | integrated in the program  180º Artistas ao Sul

Artists Talks

Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon, organized by Ana Balona de Oliveira in a partnership  between the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC-FLUL), the Institute for Art History (IHA-FCSH-UNL) and Hangar in Lisbon, is a series of conversations with artists, some of whom in residence at Hangar in the context of the artist residencies programme ‘180º Artistas ao Sul’, and other invited speakers. Through several media, the artists in question examine and problematize notions of identity and difference, not only national and diasporic, but also cultural, racial, class-based, gendered and sexual, as well as the notion of artistic production as a means for the investigation of history and memory, both collective and individual, both public and private, with the purpose of examining the contradictions of the present and imagining possible futurities.

In 2015, one year after the celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, the fortieth anniversary of the independence of Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Angola (forty-second in the case of Guinea-Bissau) is being celebrated. This series is also envisaged as an open and diverse forum for the discussion of the historical legacies of the independencies, the utopias and realities produced by the anti-colonial struggles and post-independence nation-building, while not forgetting the civil wars that ensued, in a broad geopolitical context, their endings, the more recent decades of economic liberalization and globalization, and the way these histories and memories, their celebrations and problematizations are examined by contemporary artistic practice.

The series intends to open up a space for debate in which artistic practice is not only discussed with several audiences and made available to local communities but also conceived from the start as the outcome of dialogues, encounters, collaborations and transdisciplinary exchanges between various subjects, practices and contexts. The series will culminate with a publication of textual and visual material produced by the several participants and other invited contributors.

Ana Balona de Oliveira

Ana Balona de Oliveira is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon and at the Institute for Art History of the New University of Lisbon, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she wrote her doctoral thesis on the artwork of the Portuguese and South African artist Ângela Ferreira (b. Maputo, Mozambique, 1958). She is researching narratives of empire, anti- and post-colonialism, migration and globalization in contemporary art from ‘Lusophone’ spaces and beyond. Ana received doctoral and postdoctoral grants from the Foundation for Science and Technology. She has been lecturing in the United Kingdom and Portugal and published in Third Text, Mute, Fillip, Aniki, among others. She coordinates the research project ‘Visual Culture, Migration and Globalization’ (CEC-CITCOM) and in 2015 she curated the solo exhibition ‘Ângela Ferreira: Monuments in Reverse’ at CAAA in Guimarães.

Previous talks



MÁRIO MACILAU + GABRIELA SALGADO| 15 September 2015 |7 pm

DÉLIO JASSE + SUZANA SOUSA| 26 November 2015 |7 pm

EURÍDICE KALA | 31st May 2016 | 7 pm

Lisbon in Africa

Lisbon shares with Paris the reputation of being the most African city in Europe. If the French capital’s distinction derives from the predominant number of former Francophone colonies on the continent, then the Portuguese case is far trickier – a combination of longevity (a 500 year presence on African soil), a history of settler colonialism (particularly in Angola) involving hundreds of thousands of migrants, and a lengthy, vicious and ‘late’ war waged against the anti-colonial movements in an attempt to keep hold of the country’s African “possessions.” In other words, a long history of blood – both shared and spilled.

Lisbon’s distinctive brand of ‘africanicity’ – in all of its subtleties, manifestations, and complexities – forms the nexus of enquiry for this research strand, which is divided into three principal areas of activity:

  1. black people. lisbon. A photographic investigation documenting aspects of the lived experience of predominantly African migrants, culminating in an exhibition and talk.
  1. OPEN MIND SESSIONS. A series of talks/performances by academics and practitioners. Each session will be inspired by a single thing – an artwork, a piece of music, a gesture in dance, etc. – and will invite us along on a magical and intellectual journey across time and space, making linkages with the cultures and histories of the Portuguese African diaspora. The talks are based on the idea that an open mind can see a whole universe in the tiniest object.
  1. LISBOA NA ÁFRICA (LISBON IN AFRICA). A sound documentary constructed around interviews with a range of Africa-based artists (including René Tavares, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Edson Pinheiro Chagas, and Kwame Sousa). Like migratory birds that transport seeds to and from far off places, these artists spend regular but varying degrees of time in Lisbon while basing themselves in their home countries. The question is, to what extent do these ‘seeds’ take root, blossom or bloom in order to fertilise the ‘soil’ of their home environments?

The principal investigator for the Lisboa: África na Europa research strand is Christabelle Peters, an academic researcher and creative writer with a background in photography, journalism, and media production. Currently, she holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick (UK), where she researches on the transnational cultural politics of identity in the anticolonial and postcolonial contexts of the Iberian Atlantic world.

Following on from the publication of her monograph entitled Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience(Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), her new book project, Angola in the African Atlantic proposes an alternative paradigm to Paul Gilroy’s ‘black Atlantic’ for investigating race in Hispanic and Lusophone societies.

Coletivo Compasso

Coletivo Compasso is a qualification and training program for immigrant children and youth and from the diasporas, at risk of social exclusion. It aims at the sustainability of the young people and their professional development in the visual arts. It is a collaborative program, co-creation among the immigrant community, artists and educators from Hangar. Coletivo Compasso develops activities in the photographic and audiovisual areas, promoting discussions about the image and its possibilities.

Currently working with the immigrant community in Graça – Sapadores and Alto da Eira lines, periodic meetings are held with the participants and the partner entities, to guarantee and promote the participation of young people in various fields, in particular the delineation of content for pedagogical and playful activities for young people, children and their families.

Coletivo Compasso has the support of BIP / ZIP 2017.


Creative Workshop | Viagens Fotográficas – pensar o Território

Herberto Smith e António Brito Guterres

March 9, 10 and 11, 2018 from 11am to 5pm

Inscrição gratuita

Creative Workshop | Photography and the Power of Storytelling

Talk with artists
january 10th, 2018 | Wednesday, 18h


Sign up until August 31st, 2017
Date: 15 to 17 de Septermber 2017

Blair Swann

May 2018

La Villa Kujoyama à Kyoto – appel à candidatures résidences 2019

Deadline: February 9th, 2018