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Telling The African Story Through Art

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Januário Jano is an Angolan artist and a man on a mission. Tapping into his cocktail of multimedia installations, which range from photography, video, painting, textile and performance art, he has interwoven the native practices of the Ambundu people in Angola with pop culture elements to spotlight traditional practices, historical injustices, like colonialism, and the theft of African cultural heritage and identity.

The Arquivo Mestreis, his first solo exhibition in Germany, which took place at the Jean-Claude Maier Gallery in Frankfurt, gave him a platform to highlight his work and impart a message on the impact of traditional practices on today’s global interactions – and how they will affect the future.

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