EDSON CHAGAS — 29th June 2016 — 7 pm
Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon | integrated in the program 180º Artistas ao Sul
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.
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IRINEU DESTOURELLES + MANUELA RIBEIRO SANCHES| 15 July 2015 |7 pm
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