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The photographer Edson Chagas is among the leading artists who set off the international growing focus and passion for African contemporary arts. Awarded with a Golden Lion for the Best National Participation at the 55th Venice Biennale with Luanda, Encyclopedic City, conceived for the first Angolan Pavilion, Chagas utterly contributes to spur a fresh perspective on Angolan and African profuse artistic creativity.

With the intent of producing art that goes beyond the war issues associated with Angola’s colonial and post-colonial recent history, the artist explores the contemporary urban territory of Luanda and other cities with their myriad of tangible and poetic unnoticed expressions. This facet of his oeuvre takes shape in his ongoing series Factory of Disposable Feelings and Found Not Taken.

In Oikomonos (2011-2018) and Tipo Passe (2012-2014) is more evident the exploration of portraiture - anonymous or fictional bodies and identities move through this globalized world. In the first, the artist himself poses for the camera wearing a white shirt and the head covered by shopping bags from different locations, directing the viewer's gaze towards the wording on the bags and what they represent. In the second, large scale passport-type portraits of African citizens, identifiable only by different African masks acquired in craft markets and hybrid names. The portraits in Tipo Passe Interrogate the stereotypes around "Africanness" and the construction of identities as circumscribed by the fixations established by the documents (passports) thus suggesting a reading of identity that is more fluid and ambiguous.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Edson Chagas: Factory of Disposable FeelingsStevenson
2015
Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015The Museum of Modern Art
Edson Chagas: Found Not Taken / Tipo PasseStevenson
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Salvador D. Kimbangu, Tipo Passe, 2014

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39 2/5 × 31 1/2 in
100 × 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
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€9,000
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Cape Town, Johannesburg, Amsterdam
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Medium
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Tipo Passe

The photographer Edson Chagas is among the leading artists who set off the international growing focus and passion for African contemporary arts. Awarded with a Golden Lion for the Best National Participation at the 55th Venice Biennale with Luanda, Encyclopedic City, conceived for the first Angolan Pavilion, Chagas utterly contributes to spur a fresh perspective on Angolan and African profuse artistic creativity.

With the intent of producing art that goes beyond the war issues associated with Angola’s colonial and post-colonial recent history, the artist explores the contemporary urban territory of Luanda and other cities with their myriad of tangible and poetic unnoticed expressions. This facet of his oeuvre takes shape in his ongoing series Factory of Disposable Feelings and Found Not Taken.

In Oikomonos (2011-2018) and Tipo Passe (2012-2014) is more evident the exploration of portraiture - anonymous or fictional bodies and identities move through this globalized world. In the first, the artist himself poses for the camera wearing a white shirt and the head covered by shopping bags from different locations, directing the viewer's gaze towards the wording on the bags and what they represent. In the second, large scale passport-type portraits of African citizens, identifiable only by different African masks acquired in craft markets and hybrid names. The portraits in Tipo Passe Interrogate the stereotypes around "Africanness" and the construction of identities as circumscribed by the fixations established by the documents (passports) thus suggesting a reading of identity that is more fluid and ambiguous.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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