Ilha de São Jorge
Ilha de São Jorge consists of 6 films made by 6 artists belonging to five countries: Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Principe, Guinea Bissau and proposes a reflection on the way modernity was conceived, developed, built, dwelled, absorbed and sometimes rejected in these countries.
The shared Postcolonial heritage makes it relevant to develop a coherent discourse on the similar ways these countries have declined or absorbed modernist architecture. Placing the architectural discourse together for the first time highlights their connections, often neglected, that contributed to the development of a modernist discourse.
The book Ilha de São Jorge: Intrepid Visions complements the Project.
Artists: Suleimane Biai & Filipa César, Irineu Destourelles, Kiluanji Kia Henda, René Tavares & Kwame Sousa, Monica de Miranda, Rui Tenreiro
Assistants: Marina La Verghetta e Doyeon Cho
Art Direction: Tankboys
Co-curated with Stefano Rabolli Pansera
This itinerant Project has been shown at:
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice 2015
Hangar Biccocca, Milan 2015
ICA, London 2015
Hangar, Lisbon 2015
10th Bamako Encounters, Mali 2015