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The gold miner of ideas, 2019

Metal Scraps and Decommissioned Ammunitions
32 7/10 × 44 1/2 × 3 9/10 in
83 × 113 × 10 cm
This is a unique work.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Dubai, Venezia
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AKKA Project
Dubai, Venezia
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Presented at "The Past, The Present and The In Between", National pavilion of Mozambique …

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Presented at "The Past, The Present and The In Between", National pavilion of Mozambique at 58th Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Palazzo Mora, Venezia.

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Gonçalo Mabunda
Gonçalo Mabunda
Mozambican, b. 1975
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Though aesthetically influenced by such European avant-gardists as Georges Braque and Jean Dubuffet, Gonçalo Mabunda’s artistic practice is ultimately devoted to the study of the political history of Mozambique. After a decade-long fight for independence from Portugal and subsequent 16-year-long civil war that ended in 1992, Mabunda’s home country was left with an abundance of defunct machine guns, mines, and other military equipment. Spinning these objects into sculptures that evoke both Western modernism and African tradition, the artist effectively strips them of their killing power. His signature works—metal thrones made of old guns—are meant to evoke and undermine the power of violent political leaders.

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Presented at "The Past, The Present and The In Between", National pavilion of Mozambique …

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Presented at "The Past, The Present and The In Between", National pavilion of Mozambique at 58th Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Palazzo Mora, Venezia.

Medium
Sculpture
Manufacturer
Gonçalo Mabunda
Gonçalo Mabunda
Mozambican, b. 1975
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Though aesthetically influenced by such European avant-gardists as Georges Braque and Jean Dubuffet, Gonçalo Mabunda’s artistic practice is ultimately devoted to the study of the political history of Mozambique. After a decade-long fight for independence from Portugal and subsequent 16-year-long civil war that ended in 1992, Mabunda’s home country was left with an abundance of defunct machine guns, mines, and other military equipment. Spinning these objects into sculptures that evoke both Western modernism and African tradition, the artist effectively strips them of their killing power. His signature works—metal thrones made of old guns—are meant to evoke and undermine the power of violent political leaders.

The gold miner of ideas, 2019

Metal Scraps and Decommissioned Ammunitions
32 7/10 × 44 1/2 × 3 9/10 in
83 × 113 × 10 cm
This is a unique work.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Dubai, Venezia
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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