Leonce Agbodjélou

Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)

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Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
Leonce Agbodjélou
Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
2012
C-print
180 x 130 cm

Agbodjélou’s house is one of a vast number of grand mansions built at the end of the 19th century by Africans returning home after the abolition of slavery in Brazil.
The building stands in as the artist’s melancholic set for the reversal of the gaze in the complex processes of colonization that marked the old slave port of Benin’s capital.

Text © Gabriela Salgado


     
 


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