Samson Kambalu’s films and installations compel us to take a comparative look at the different ways of thinking in African and European territories, examining the way in which images and history are conceived and produced. Taking as our background the exhibition of this artist in our galleries, we will join three researchers from the Institute of Contemporary History (NOVA FCSH) together in a debate, encouraging us to think about the questions raised by his work: Ricardo Noronha, a researcher in the area of social and economic history, who is also interested in Situationism, a movement that serves as a major reference for Kambalu; Raquel Shefer, a film director and programmer, and a lecturer at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, who has conducted research into African cinema and the African diaspora; and Catarina Laranjeiro, who will also act as the moderator in this debate.
This encounter is part of the Modern Mediations: Art, Technology and Communication research programme of the Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon.
Catarina Laranjeiro, Liliana Coutinho, Rui Lopes
Institute of Contemporary History of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa