Exposición "António Ole. Memoria y Olvido" en el marco de "Angolana. Madrid, 2013"

17.11.2013 | by martalanca | António Ole

Contentores, de António Ole - LISBOA

A P28 convida para a inauguração do quarto momento expositivo do projecto CONTENTORES, no dia 5 de Agosto, sexta-feira, às 22h15, que conta com a intervenção do artista angolano António Ole.

Nascido em Luanda, em 1951, onde vive e trabalha, Ole traz a Lisboa um trabalho que marca o “fecho de um ciclo” protagonizado pela série de trabalhos internacionalmente conhecida – Township Walls”, culminando na mediática instalação feita com contentores - The Entire World/Transitory Geometry (2010) -, que cobriu parte da fachada do Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art, em Berlim.

Para os dois contentores, António Ole elege um único elemento que resulta numa instalação, íntima e reflexiva, e que explora o movimento contemplativo e potencial hipnótico da água.

P28 invites you for the fourth exhibition moment of the art project CONTENTORES, on August 5th, at 10.15p.m., with António Ole’s artistic intervention.

 

Born in Luanda, in 1951, where he lives and works, Ole presents in Lisbon an installation that “ends the cycle” promoted by the international well-known series – Township Walls, and the massive installation built with shipping containers, The Entire World/Transitory Geometry (2010), that covered part of the façade of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art, in Berlin.

For this exhibition, António Ole chose a single element that result in an intimate and reflexive installation that explores water’s contemplative movement and its hypnotic power.

Local: Centro Cultural de Belém | Lisbon

Inauguração / Opening | 05.08.11 > 10.15 p.m

05.08.11 > 12.09.11

Todos os dias / Every day | 10 a.m > 7 p.m

Entrada gratuita / Free admission

02.08.2011 | by martalanca | António Ole

From the Border of the City to the Shore of the Island: The Angolan Artist António Ole

Angola, a blank spot on the map of the international art world due to its long-lasting civil war, has carved out an outstanding position for itself as a metropolis of the future; it is sometimes referred to as the Dubai of Africa. The reflection of memory and violence in Angolan history is one of the main topics in António Ole’s artwork. The artist was born into a mixed Angolan and Portuguese family in 1951. His first exhibitions in Luanda took place at the end of the 1960s, before independence. After finishing his film studies in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, Ole returned to Angola, and today he is one of the country’s most important artists. Even though he has exhibited in important venues like the biennales of Venice, São Paulo, and Havana, one of his main concerns is the establishment of better connections within the African continent. Thus he aims to work and exhibit more within African networks and has recently changed the focus of his artistic projects to new and intriguing topics. This article offers an overview of his artistic life and most important exhibitions and an analysis of his major artworks.

keep reading Nadine Siegert’s article here

30.06.2010 | by martalanca | angola, António Ole