Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Thirteen Hours"



Eye-catching installation by Angolan artist Binelde Hyrcan at the 'No Fly Zone' exhibition on display at the Belém Cultural Centre in Lisbon.

Angola (former Portuguese colony) is far from being a democracy. I believe these 'generals' represent the very wealthy and corrupt elite who rules the country amidst gold and diamonds while the people live in the trash.
Why 'Thirteen Hours'? I don't know.

21 comments:

Arija said...

An interesting installation, social commentary , beautifully captured.

Birdman said...

... my interpretation. We still have 11 hours till doomsday? All is not lost... yet.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There are definitely political implications here JM, beautifully shown..

Cezar and Léia said...

Super diferente e bem interessante essa exposiçao de arte!
Lindas fotos!
Léia

LOLfromPasa said...

How unusual. Makes for an interesting image worth studying.

TexWisGirl said...

very interesting display! sad bit of truth, though.

Sylvia K said...

An interesting and well done statement of the times, JM! Terrific captures!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very interesting post!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

RedPat said...

Good one!

Halcyon said...

Thought-provoking. Looks like you weren't the only one taking pictures!

Lowell said...

Fascinating! I was going to ask you what it all meant. Sounds as though Angola has the same problem that is manifested in various ways in many countries.

Re your comment: do the authorities hassle the homeless or leave them alone?

Karen said...

Sometimes art has no rhyme or reason, beautifully captured shots.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

An amazing installation, What are the coffins to represent?

Kay said...

I wonder if there's a particular significance to the 25 little coffins. All in all, a somber reflection.

Randy said...

What an amazing installation.

ladyfi said...

What an amazing metaphor - so sad to see all those coffins.

Joan Elizabeth said...

It seems like a though provoking piece and you have done a good job of photographing it.

VP said...

Tragic and funny at the same time!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fascinating. Where'd he get all those stuffed pigeons? Their clothes are both admirable and laughable. Part of the point, I imagine.

Merisi said...

A truly arresting installation!
Maybe the artist was alluding to Fibonacci's sequence, would not be the first to do so.

beatrice De said...

Impressionnant !