•• LUUANDA RISING EXHIBITION •• 02/03 curatorial text: Francisco Vidal is a codified language and, to be properly understood, it must be studied as such.
His first project inside Wozen’s residency, The Summer School (2016), followed by the Paper School (2017), reveals the starting point to the formation of this language, as well as the first of his fundamental structural pillars: the word. His experience as a teacher begins in 2012, in architecture courses in Luanda as a better way to provide for his family. As Francisco does not conceive education in its traditional sense - as a unilateral transit of knowledge, he strived to create an intelectual environment based on the purest of collectivism, in which thoughts can coexist and inhabit in complete freedom and harmony, with no owners or bindings. The result of this osmosis between professors, students, co-workers and family, brought to surface his first codes: UTOPIA LUANDA MACHINE _ AFRICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION _ REVOLVER, DESENHOS DE REVOLUÇÃO.
These new spoken concepts, in constant evolution, always welcoming and mixing new native terms - KIEKELELA, giving in to dance in Kimbundo_NOVA LUANDA _ Nova Lisboa _ o Umbundo_, each one with its particular origin and dense signification, have found its cradle in paper and its embodiment in painting, revealing the second of Vidal’s fundamental structural pillars: the visual signs. _NAMEDROPING FOR THE AFRICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION_ ,the artist shaped a fluid and intuitive style of work, as the Jazz that influences him so much. His language doesn’t follow a fix or linear order and its visual signs search the same higher plane of freedom of the words, which are projected in space through installations in constant mutation •SAVE THE DATE• •22set2017• at 7pm • photo: @luccamiranda #wozenartisticresidency #expoluuandarising #utopialuandamachine #wozenexhibition #wozenstudio #studiogallery #contemporaryart #artcollector #artlovers #artinlisbon #janelasverdes #lisbon #lissabon #lisbonne #lisboalive #WOrldcitiZEN #wozen #franciscovidal