The centerpiece of the R-Humor exhibition is a collection of 245 photographs from the archives of Leipzig’s Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde, one of Saxony’s most prestigious ethnographic museums. These photographs offer a unique perspective on the history of the Makonde art collection at the Museu Nacional de Etnologia in Nampula (Mozambique), which was brought together during Portuguese colonial rule. In a critical and satirical manner, they also constitute a paradox as proof of a clairvoyance regarding the behavior of the white colonizer.
Other events related to the exhibition:
February 8 at 5 pm – Conversation with Leonel Matusse, Tania Adams and Catarina Simão
February 22 at 5 pm – Conversation with Omar Thomaz, Raquel Ribeiro and Catarina Simão
March 1 at 5 pm – Conversation with Caio Simões de Araújo and Catarina Simão
March 7 at 5 pm – Conversation with João Pedro George, Filipa Vicente and Catarina Simão
Tuesday to Friday from 2.30 pm to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm / 2 pm to 6 pm
Curated by Cristiana Tejo