VISUAL CULTURE, MIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION

P.I.: Mónica de Miranda

Description and objectives

This project aims to carry out research on modern and contemporary art, photography and film from Africa and the African diasporas, with a particular emphasis on Portuguese-speaking African countries. It considers other transnational contexts, in the light of the historical and contemporary dislocations of theories and practices, of subjects and commodities, of images, sounds and texts across the Black Atlantic (Gilroy), namely Brazil, as well as internationalist alliances during the Cold War. It examines the ways in which artistic practice and visual culture have been critically reflecting on the history of the European colonial empires, post-colonial migrations and diasporas, and globalization, thereby contributing to an epistemic decolonization.

CEC Team

Mónica de Miranda
Ana Balona de Oliveira
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
Raquel Schefer

Partnerships

Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon
Africa.cont, Lisbon
Buala, Lisbon
Instituto de História de Arte, FCSH-NOVA, Lisbon
Maumaus, Lisbon
EGEAC Galerias Municipais, Lisbon

Activities

  • Talk with Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck, Urban Realignments: Ethnographic and Artistic Ventures into Congo’s Cityscapes, 24 March 2018, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.
  • Artist talk and roundtable In Between (and Beyond) Lubumbashi and Lisbon: The Collaborations of Ângela Ferreira and Jürgen Bock, May 2014, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. More info.
  • Curating of the exhibition Ângela Ferreira. Monuments in Reverse, 17, January -15, March 2015, CAAA Centro para os Assuntos de Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães. More info.
  • Film screenings and debates The Cinemas of the African Independences, March – May 2015, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.
  • Artist talks Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon, May 2015 – June 2016, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa.
  • Co-curating of the exhibition A Delicate Zone of Commitment (part of the cycle Ephemeral Landscapes), 10 December 2015 – 7 February 2016, Galeria Quadrum, Lisboa. More info.
  • Launch of the new ARTAFRICA website and roundtable, May 2016, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa.
  • Curating of the exhibition and launch of the catalogue, Ângela Ferreira. Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios, 21 July – 23 October 2016, Galeria Av. da Índia, Lisboa. More info.
  • International conference Circulations: The (un)making of Southern Africa beyond and across borders, 3-4 November 2016, IFAS French Institute of South Africa, Johannesburg. More info. More info.
  • Artist talk Personal Archives: Memory, Identity and Migration, October 2015, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.
  • Performance and masterclass, Faisal Abdul’allah, Live Salon, November 2015, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.
  • Talk Personal Geographies, Art and the Self, June 2016, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.
  • Talk Crosswords, Crossed Worlds, September 2016, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.
  • Talk Rites of Return: Politics of Memory and Diaspora, September 2016, Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisboa. More info.