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Tipo Passe,Nadir. T. Watembo, 2014

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Description
C-print
Dimensions

31.5inch x 39.37inch

No. Elements
1
Object Type
stampa
Credits
© Edson Chagas - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Artissima 2014 - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Prior to his studies in photojournalism in London and in documentary photography in Newport, Edson Chagas spent most of his life in Luanda, the capital of Angola. He was born in this city in 1977, two years after the start of the civil war, and it was here that he returned after his European experiences. The importance of the three cities in the artist’s biography is shown by the photographs in the series Found Not Taken, begun in 2008. The shots portray everyday objects abandoned along the roadside, some still in good condition, others worn out or half-destroyed. Chagas gathers them during his urban explorations and places them in a new context, in order to then photograph them against carefully chosen backgrounds, of which he exploits the patterns and chromatic contrasts. [...]
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