On the Malangatana trail: a conversation about a legacy for the world

22 de September, 2023 | Gessica Borges | News

The session “On the Malangatana Trail: a conversation about a legacy for the world” was helded at the University of Minho’s Paço Gallery on September 22 at 6 p.m., with the presence of members of MigraMediaActs.

The event took place simultaneously at the Matalana Cultural Centre (Maputo), with online participations. After speeches by the Director of the Virtual Museum of Lusophony, Isabel Macedo, and art historian Alda Costa, the documentary “On the Trail of Malangatana: From Legacy to Memory“, by Lurdes Macedo, was screened.

Moderated by CECS researcher Rosa Cabecinhas, the conversation about the documentary also included the President of the Malangatana Valente Ngwenia Foundation, Mutxhini Malangatana Ngwenia, and commentary by CECS researcher Sheila Khan.

From left to right: Sheila Khan, Isabel Macedo, Rosa Cabecinhas, Moisés Lemos Martins and Lurdes Macedo at a session on Malangatana.

The final speech was given by Moisés de Lemos Martins, researcher at CICANT and CECS.

The session was organised by the Virtual Museum of Lusophony in partnership with UMinho’s House of Knowledge, Lusophone University’s CICANT and the Communication and Diversity Seminar. It also had the support of the MoMo Gallery in Johannesburg.