Kiluanji Kia Henda: Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy31 Jan 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
The MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro is pleased to present the first major solo exhibition in a European museum dedicated to Kiluanji Kia Henda (Luanda, Angola, 1979), one of the most important artists and activists of African origin on the contemporary art scene. The exhibition will run from Friday 31 January to Sunday 1 March 2020.
Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is an exhibition curated by Luigi Fassi, director of the MAN. It has been organized specifically for the museum in Nuoro, which, in collaboration with the Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission, invited the artist to stay on the island and show us Sardinia through his eyes. This project has adopted the same invitation/residency formula used last year with the French-Ivorian artist François-Xavier Gbré and continues the MAN’s exploration of the contemporary African art scene.
The exhibition will be subsequently be presented by the MAN in the exhibition spaces of the Galerias Municipais in Lisbon in October 2020.