Fracture Empire: Culturgest, Lisbon
2 OCT 2021 – 6 FEB 2022
Samson Kambalu gained international recognition when he was included in the central exhibition of the Venice Biennale, in 2015. On that occasion, Kambalu presented a group of his films entitled Nyau: small black-and-white clips, without any sound, which capture his own performances at different places all around the world. The result of a deliberate mixture of the influences of the ancestral African culture with the situationist movement, Kambalu’s films, as well as the rest of his artistic production, effect a translation between these two universes – African and western – through a gaze that seeks to use a sophisticated humour and irony to dismantle some of the most deep-rooted myths and claims of contemporary artistic and intellectual activity.