Januário Jano: Ambundulando
Ambundulando, a solo exhibition by Angolan artist, Januário Jano is currently ongoing at Centro Cultural Português, Luanda.
The exhibition is the result of a method of work developed over a year and a half, where Jano explores the complexities and idiosyncrasies of the processes of the construction of Identity. In recovering practices and rituals typical of the Ambundo ethnic group, from Luanda and surrounding areas, as well as practices and rituals so evident in his own family history, Jano embarks on a process of historical and personal research.
In Ambundulando, the artist appropriates literary references, personal memories, questions related to contemporary Angolan life, re-creates rituals, producing a fragmented narrative – where the political character of collective memory and the personal character of individual memory intersect, clash and overlap at different times.
In this process of deconstructing himself, the Jano also explores various forms of representation, from video and photography to multimedia installations.
The exhibition is curated by Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa, with production from the This is Not a White Cube Gallery (TINAWC Gallery).
Ambundulando runs until August 19, 2017.
January 22, 2018
January 17, 2018