Mozambique 2019

My Art Guides, 11 May 2019

The Past, the Present and The in Between

Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova 3659

Title: “The Past, the Present and The in Between”
Artists: Gonçalo Mabunda, Mauro Pinto, Filipe Branquinho

Curator: Lidija Kostic Khachatourian
Commissioner: Hon.Silva Armando Dunduru, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mozambique, Domingos do Rosário Artur Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mozambique
Producers: Akka Project
Supporters: Africa Legal Network, Abu Dhabi Securities


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. They bring to this exhibition a space for reflection that goes beyond aesthetic-pleasure, provoking a dialogical conversation on violence, corruption and social injustice.  The result is artwork that investigates contemporary politics and popular culture, underpinned by a poetic and sometimes humorous accent. Extremely attentive to what happens around them, particularly to the deeper dimensions of the human experience, their work speaks to our most empathic feelings.