Mónica de Miranda: Hotel Globo

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HOTEL GLOBO

SONAE ROOM

Mónica de Miranda

2015-07-04
2015-10-04
Curatorship: Emília Tavares


In the centre of Luanda in Angola, a neon sign on a three-storey building still marks the presence of the Hotel Globo. Despite its decadent condition, the modernist building retains the grandeur that marked the apogee of modernist architecture overseas.  Apparently, it continues to function as a hotel although the majority of the rooms are empty and there are no tourists. In fact, there are few tourists in Luanda. The hotel is a temporary home for Angolans from the provinces, the diaspora, and also local artists.

The abandonment of the original function of colonial buildings and their appropriation and recreation by the local population produces a metaphor for colonial-era places – including the Hotel Globo – and their repercussions in the memory and culture of Portuguese-speaking Africa. The Hotel Globo brings together stories of resistance, adaptation, and inquiry. The spaces depicted here show fragments of the lives of new guests, who move here not as owners but as residents. The web of social, cultural and political relations that are then constructed incorporates pre-existing symbols and images, in a process in which values of territory, belonging and identity are recovered and simultaneously reconstructed.



Conferences 

Ana Balona de Oliveira - July 22th - 6:30 pm

Carlos Garrido Castellano - September 17th - 6:30 pm

Ana Vaz Milheiro - September 24th - 6:30 pm






Activities

    2015-07-03 19h00
    Opening of the exhibition "Hotel Globo"
    2015-07-22 18h30
    Os Hóspedes do Globo: (Des-)Mapeando a Memória da Cidade Vertical com a Horizontalidade do Corpo. Conference by Ana Balona de Oliveira
    2015-09-17 18h30
    "O reverso da convivência. Comunidades e ruínas na obra de Mónica de Miranda". Conference by Carlos Garrido Castellano
    2015-09-24 18h30
    Modernos Africanos: Domesticidades coloniais e pós-coloniais. Conference by Ana Vaz Milheiro
All Activities 3

On Exhibition

Multiplicity

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

2022-10-02
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Tau Tavengwa, Vyjayanthi Rao
We hold a major forum of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
Colective Exhibition

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2022-09-23
2022-11-11
Curatorship: RUI AFONSO SANTOS
The house and the domestic environment have been recurrent subjects in Mimi Tavares´ work
Solo show

WHY?

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Curatorship: Ana Matos
WHY? CONTEMPORARY ART IN DIALOGUE WITH THE THOUGHT OF JOSÉ SARAMAGO
Temporary Exhibition

Painting rarefied the spirit

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Curatorship: Hilda Frias
After an artistic residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, what you see here is the fruit of persistent work and research by Nelson Ferreira.
Solo show

Veloso Salgado

from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter

2022-07-02
2022-12-15
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, MNAC e Elikya Kandot, Directora do museu de Boulogne-sur-mer
Exhibition Veloso Salgado from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter - integrated in the Portugal-France Season (Crusade)
Other places

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An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
111 years

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A Colection

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Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Cristina Azevedo Tavares e Raquel Henriques da Silva
MNAC exhibits the collection of Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia
Temporary Exhibition