Opening Saturday September 17th at 12:30
On this occasion, Ângela Ferreira is inviting the Miners’ Band of Douchy-les-Mines to perform a selection of pieces from the mining tradition.
Ângela Ferreira examines the social and political history of territories through the prism of art and architecture. In her works, she mainly explores Europe’s complex relations with the African continent, making use of stories and references from modernist architecture, its displacement and its adaptation in Africa. She reconsiders its forms, its language, conveys its failures through composite installations mixing photography, films and sculptures, questioning the utopias to which architecture itself has given rise. For the CRP/, she is building upon her projects on Africa’s mining industry and its devastating social and political consequences, by developing artistic research linked to mining in the Hauts-de-France region, to its disappearance and its contemporary social and cultural manifestations.
The exhibition Boca will present sculptures inspired both by the region’s steel mine structures and by objects and instruments of the miners’ band of Douchy-les-Mines. These will be combined with photographic documents and sound memories of the miners’ bands of Nord, as well as films dedicated to the miners’ band of Douchy-les-Mines, which will play at the CRP/ on September 17th, for the exhibition opening.
Ângela Ferreira was born in Mozambique where she grew up before moving to South Africa and then Portugal, where she lives today. Her sensitive and politically engaged perspective developed through her identity oscillation between Africa and Portugal, which enabled her to adopt a dual point of view, offering us a never-unequivocal vision of these countries’ contemporary issues.