Date: 16 March
Time: at 17.00 – 18.00
Location: The Loading Dock
Tickets: No pre-registration required. The lecture is included in the admission fee.
Ângela Ferreira’s lecture “The State of Things” will highlight the component of the artist’s practice that has focused on unravelling the relationship between the West and Africa, focusing on the continuing impact of colonialism, post-colonialism and the de-colonial project on contemporary society.
The lecture reveals an investigative artistic practice whose ideas are distilled and transformed into concise and resonant installations. Projects such as Zip Zap Circus School (2000-2002), Maison Tropicale (2007), For Mozambique (2008), Entrer dans la Mine (2013), Talk Tower for Forough Farrokzhad (2020), 1 Million Roses for Angela Davis (2020) and Radio Voz da Liberdade (2022) will serve as prototypes for thinking about different starting points such as architecture, film and music that lend themselves to a reflection on the political utopias of the African revolutions and the idea of a political consciousness.
About Ângela Ferreira
Ângela Ferreira, born in 1958 in Maputo, Mozambique, grew up in South Africa and obtained her MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She lives and works in Lisbon, teaching Fine Art at Lisbon University, where she obtained her doctorate in 2016.