Contemporary And: What were your and the artist’s main objectives and what did you want to accomplish with “Panorama” at This is Not a White Cube Gallery in Angola?
Paula Nascimento: “Panorama”, on the one hand, is the first exhibition Mónica de Miranda presented here in Luanda. It’s a project she started two years ago and it’s already been on display in a different way in other cities. That’s to say, here, what we also wanted to present was an overview of the variety of Mónica’s oeuvre. On the other hand, we wanted to pay homage to the hotel. She has an earlier work that focuses on the Hotel Globo. And to pay homage to that hotel, which used to be a landmark and is now in a perpetual state of decay, is evidence of her interest. But, actually, the hotel is a metaphor. It’s the point of departure for broader reflection.