no longer with the memory but with its future

Mónica de Miranda

Exhibition curated by Paula Nascimento – Beyond Entropy Africa

The exhibition brings together a new body of work by Mónica de Miranda and is structured around a video work Path to the Stars (2022) that finds inspiration in Agostinho Neto’s homonymous poem and was shot in the River Kwanza, Angola’s longest river. The vitality and strength of the ecosystem of the river function as an analogy between the body and water and its relationship to history– the river is linked to the history of the Atlantic. The exhibition also features photographic work exploring the entanglements between femininity and nature and a text-based installation. Through an oppositional gaze towards history, Mónica’s works advance important discussions about belonging and future-making in the contemporary Anthropocene era. 

The exhibition’s title no longer with the memory but with its future reflects on the dialectic relations between past, present, and future through creative engagement with historical traces to project and imagine new futures. It displays a cosmovision towards new modes of understanding human subjectivity, moving forward the necessary discussion around the relations between human dimensions, such as language and politics, and the environment in which we dwell. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with a foreword by Vittorio Urbani and texts by Paula Nascimento, Ana Nolasco, Marisa Moorman and Yara Nakahanda Monteiro.

Oratorio di San Ludovico
Venice, Italy



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