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”.
|Name||Global Art Monograph Series|
|Publisher||Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro|