Fernão V. Poko, Tipo Passe, 2019

Inkjet print on photographic Ilford pearl paper 250 grams
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
For his series “Tipo Passe“, Edson Chagas used a variety of traditional Bantu masks. In contrast to the usual museal-taxonomic staging as sculptural artefacts, Chagas had actual models wear the African masks, thus bringing them back to their original performative use in cultural-spiritual life. The artist works with clear decontextualisations. Detached from their historical background and transferred to the present by people in modern dress, they collide with prevailing positioning strategies. Formally, the series “Tipo Passe” (passport) is specifically oriented towards the presentation of a neutral passport. In content, however, the individuality of the wearer of the mask is concealed. The mask becomes part of the identity to be questioned, linked to historical lineage and characterised by social attributions of a supposedly “typical African” stereotype.
error: Content is protected!

Send an inquire

Fernão V. Poko, Tipo Passe

Fernão V. Poko, Tipo Passe, 2019

Thank you

You have been added to our mailing list.
 

This site uses cookies to improve user experience. By clicking “Accept”  you consent to our use of cookies. Click “Learn more” for information on how we use cookies and for our privacy policy.