Luanda’s Triennial boosts Angola’s nascent art scene

Carnival photos, collages celebrating heroes of Angolan independence and a picture of a street salesman clutching fake luxury handbags are among the many eclectic works at Luanda’s Triennial art festival.

Only in its second edition, the Triennial, which runs until December 19, has established itself as a springboard for local artists, such as photographer Kiluanji Kia-Henda, to ultimately reach a bigger stage.

A triptych of his featuring an Angolan soldier dressed in a Soviet uniform smoking a Cuban cigar, is one of several works that aims to explore the legacy of colonialism and foreign adventures in Angola. More…..


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