Desabrochando uma rosa de um rocket: arte, memória e resistência em Moçambique

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This work seeks to understand, through the artwork of Gonçalo Mabunda, as the Maputo Art Center carries out a ‘recycling’ and reproduction of war icons in order to create an entire identity production based on historical memory. I lean over on how sculptures can make room to a place of memory injunction allowing the negotiation of meanings and mnemonics associated with the Civil War, mirroring counter-memories strained by the artist’s personal experience. It analyzes the expressive and symbolic capacity of sculptural-performative language as communicator of social and political meanings, and as a form of mise-en-scene of “social drama”.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationMigrações: Processos migratórios e práticas artísticas em tempo de guerra
Subtitle of host publicationdo século XX à actualidade
EditorsCristina Pratas Cruzeiro
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherUniversidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Centro de Investigação e Estudos em Belas-Artes (CIEBA)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-989-8771-93-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameGlobal Art Monograph Series
PublisherCristina Pratas Cruzeiro


  • Sculpture
  • Performance
  • Resistance
  • Memory

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