Ângela Ferreira at LOOP 2016, Barcelona

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Marlborough Contemporary is pleased to present Ângela Ferreira’s Adventures in Mozambique and the Portuguese Tendency To Forget, at LOOP 2016, Barcelona.

The film offers an insightful critique of the life and work of anthropologists Jorge and Margot Dias, whose research on the Makonde people (an ethnic group in northern Mozambique) granted them international recognition in the 60s and 70s. According to their contemporaries, Dias’ studies were essential readings for those scholars attempting to fully grasp the historical and economical aspects, material culture, social life and ritual of that society.

The artist’s research reveals not only the importance of those achievements, but also highlights the hidden political agenda behind Dias’ investigations and their alliances to the Salazar Regime, disclosing the complicity between anthropology and colonialism, between power and the production of knowledge.

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Artist Info

Marlborough Contemporary is pleased to present Ângela Ferreira’s Adventures in Mozambique and the Portuguese Tendency To Forget, at LOOP 2016, Barcelona.

The film offers an insightful critique of the life and work of anthropologists Jorge and Margot Dias, whose research on the Makonde people (an ethnic group in northern Mozambique) granted them international recognition in the 60s and 70s. According to their contemporaries, Dias’ studies were essential readings for those scholars attempting to fully grasp the historical and economical aspects, material culture, social life and ritual of that society.

The artist’s research reveals not only the importance of those achievements, but also highlights the hidden political agenda behind Dias’ investigations and their alliances to the Salazar Regime, disclosing the complicity between anthropology and colonialism, between power and the production of knowledge.

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