Goncalo Mabunda is active/lives in Mozambique. Goncalo Mabunda is known for weapon symbol sculpture, drawing.
Biography Goncalo Mabunda
Gonçalo Mabunda works on the memory of his country, Mozambique, which emerged in 1995
from a long and bloody civil war started in the mid Seventies. With a childhood marked by the
violence and absurdity of this war, Gonçalo Mabunda joined the studio Núcleo de Arte to take part, in 1998, in the project of transformation of the weapons retrieved at the end of the civil war into art objects. He gives AK 47s, rocket launchers, guns and other destruction objects an anthropomorphic shape.
This material reincarnation of violent instruments into aesthetic objects with an inoffensive appearance carries with it the account of the absurdity of the civil war that divided the country. The mechanics of deconstruction and reconstruction at workCMOOA (Compagnie Marocaine d’Oevres et Objects d’Art)
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