Artists António Ole (b.1951, Luana), Binelde Hyrcan (b. 1983, Luanda), Délio Jasse(b.1980, Luana), Francisco Vidal (b.1978, Lisbon) and Nelo Teixeira (n.1975, Luanda) will be in charge of Angola’s official representation, which will take place at the Palazzo Pisani, in Campo Santo Stefano, from 9 May to 22 November 2015, under the curatorship of António Ole. From artist António Ole’s central installation, which marks the front and back of the exhibition, Francisco Vidal presents installations made up of a metallic skin of machetes. A symbol of the Angolan resistance, the machete is the support for a remarkable pictorial representation; Délio Jasse showcases a study, in photographic form, of memory, its sedimentation and the reasons for forgetting; Nelo Teixeira follows with a work in which wood forms the basic structure and where the incorporation of the object trouvé accentuates parallel narratives; and finally Binelde Hyrcan, a very eclectic artist in his aesthetic choices, presents video and installation of his most recent research.
This choice allows this younger, yet already proven, generation, following in the footsteps of António Ole, to access the circuit of the Biennale di Venezia whilst, at the same time, promoting the country. Moreover, it gives
them the chance to cement their international presence, in order to ensure the success of a project that meets the demands of this presentation and the contemporary profile of the next representation.
- António Ole