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 Redefining The Power III, from ‘Series 75 with Miguel Prince’

Kiluanji Kia Henda
Redefining The Power III, from ‘Series 75 with Miguel Prince’, 2013. Photographic print mounted on aluminium Triptych, each: 120 × 80 cm.

Kiluanji Kia Henda

By M Blackman

The Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda once said when asked if the aim of his work was to rewrite or reinvent history: ‘Whoever doesn’t have a history should invent one!’  Although said with a spoonful of irony Kia Henda’s work does invent a history; a history that defies the essentialist idea that a nation has a culturally-specific narrative unique and enclosed to itse...


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