Jahmek contemporary art gallery wins opening prize

  • Galeria angolana “Jahmek” vence prémio na feira de arte em Madrid
Luanda - The Angolan gallery Jahmek Contemporary Art has won the Opening Prize, with the installation "Hope As A Praxis" by Sandra Poulson and "How to Make A Mud Cake" by Helena Uambembe.

The award puts the gallery in ex aequo with Turkish gallery The Pill as the best booth in this section at the Art Fair, Arco Madrid 2021.

"Hope As A Praxis," an installation by Sandra Poulson, investigates the use and symbolism of plastic chairs known as the "waiting for condition."

The project focuses on the practice of continued hope as an essential resource for survival, in a sociocultural and historical context where planning for the long term is still a central challenge.

Jahmek Contemporary Art presents itself as a platform/gallery that, through its exhibition program, promotes dialogue and critical

thinking around visual artistic expression in Luanda, through the work produced by the artists it represents, both nationally and abroad.

The award puts the gallery in ex aequo with Turkish gallery The Pill as the best booth in this section at the Art Fair, Arco Madrid 2021.

"Hope As A Praxis," an installation by Sandra Poulson, investigates the use and symbolism of plastic chairs known as the "waiting for condition."

The project focuses on the practice of continued hope as an essential resource for survival, in a sociocultural and historical context where planning for the long term is still a central challenge.

Jahmek Contemporary Art presents itself as a platform/gallery that, through its exhibition program, promotes dialogue and critical

thinking around visual artistic expression in Luanda, through the work produced by the artists it represents, both nationally and abroad.