General of the Royal Guard

Hélio Buite
Angola

€1.131,00

Photography, photo on paper
Size: 42 L x 59,4 H cm / 16,54 W x 23,39 H in
Shipped in a tube


About The Artwork

This project looks at how many so-called cultural manifestations have been used as a tool for building a national identity, while at the same time these manifestations have been influenced by colonial rule.

Many of the practices considered traditional have absorbed much of the colonial heritage, which is reflected to this day.

Luanda's carnival, which was once considered Angola's biggest cultural event, was not exempt from this. From the costumes to the symbols of royalty, you can see how strong the colonial influence was, while at the same time reflecting how practices used to reflect on national identity were homogenised with colonial rule. In the same way, he has always seen Luanda's carnival as a tool of protest for a conservative society, free from political issues of gender and race, the only day where one could be, or criticise without being criticised.


Originally Created: 2019
Subject: Political
Media: Paper
Medium: Photography
Style: Conceptual and Documentary

Details & Dimensions

Photo: Photo on paper
Limited Edition Produced by the Artist of: 2
Size: 42 W x 59,4 H cm
Frame: No
Ready to hang: Not applicable
Shipping: Shipped in a tube

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Shipments from: Angola

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This project looks at how many so-called cultural manifestations have been used as a tool for building a national identity, while at the same time these manifestations have been influenced by colonial rule.

Hélio Buite

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hélio Buite

Hélio Buite is a multidisciplinary artist whose career in Luanda has been marked by a constant navigation between two distinct contexts: informal Luanda and formal Luanda. His practice encompasses various disciplines such as photography, video, installation, audio and documentation, exploring in depth the central role of families in African societies.

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