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A Lingering Lusotopia: Thinking the Planetary from Angola

Gray, Ros. 2014. A Lingering Lusotopia: Thinking the Planetary from Angola. Art Margins, 3(1), pp. 3-27. ISSN 2162-2574 [Article]

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The article considers two art works made in recent years in Angola: the exhibition Lion & Ox, which featured art works by António Ole and Art Orienté objet, and the installation Icarus 13 by Kiluanji Kia Henda. Both draw on twentieth century utopias still present in Angola and refer to Agostinho Neto, the poet who became Angola's first Marxist-Leninist president. While Lion & Ox explores Angolan nature structured through colonial taxonomies, Icarus 13 tells sci-fi narrative of an Angolan space mission to the Sun, suggesting a shift to a planetary imaginary. What does it mean, in the present conjuncture, to think the planetary from Angola?

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1162/ARTM_a_00068

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Dates:

DateEvent
February 2014Published

Item ID:

16726

Date Deposited:

16 Feb 2016 17:57

Last Modified:

16 Feb 2016 17:57

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/16726

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