ARTIST TALK | Pedro A.H Paixão and António Pinto Ribeiro

Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

Pedro A.H Paixão in conversation with António Pinto Ribeiro

On the occasion of the exhibition Europa-Oxalá at the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren, Irène Laub gallery is delighted to host a conversation between co-curator António Pinto Ribeiro and Portuguese artist Pedro A.H. Paixão.

The travelling exhibition Europa-Oxalá, which has already been shown at the MUCEM in Marseille and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, looks at the memory of post-colonial generations and their fractured identities. It showcases two large purplish-red drawings by Pedro A.H. Paixão, a Portuguese artist born in Angola: “La Lupara”, inspired by a photo of the his great grand-mother and “Il pentito”, a contemplative self-portrait.

Pedro A.H. Paixão is also present in the group exhibition Le Pas Suspendu, currently on show at the gallery, which brings six international artists together on the theme of borders. As it is the case at the AfricaMuseum, different generations cross paths and present their own view of shared or intimate memories. Mixing historical and philosophical references, Paixão’s series of turquoise drawings addresses the family heritage and personal experiences of the artist through his vision of the colonial history of the Congo.

We would like to thank Christine Bluard, Head of Artistic Residencies and curator at the Africa Museum, for writing the text for the exhibition Le Pas Suspendu.



Friday 07.10.22, at 6.30pm

Irène Laub gallery
Rue Van Eyck, 29
1050 Ixelles


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