Maison Tropicale

by Manthia Diawara

Director: Manthia Diawara

Producer: Jürgen Bock / Maumaus

Language: English/French/Portuguese/Tamasheq

Year: 2008

Runtime: 58’

Colour


Premiere: 10.03.2008 | Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon


Funded by: Ministério da Cultura/Direcção Geral das Artes/RTP 2/ Museu Colecção Berardo



Mireille Ngatsé lived for several years in the Maison Tropicale in Brazzaville. It was designed by Jean Prouvé, the famous French constructor and architect. Ms. Ngatsé describes the aluminum house as comfortable, even though it had no electricity or running water. She loved the fresh air and the light coming in through the round windows.


One day, four men came from France to Brazzaville, and took the Maison Tropicales away in containers. Today, Mireille Ngatsé sees her house in a catalogue, and reads about it as it is being exhibited around the world as a precious art object.


Mali born Manthia Diawara's documentary is a complement to Ângela Ferreira's artistic project on the Maison Tropicale by Jean Prouvé, which was shown at the Venice Biennale 2007. The film brings to life the hidden stories and memories of those left behind in Africa when the Maisons Tropicales were removed. It is a postcolonial excavation into African identity, art and the notion of cultural patrimony.

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Problematising reality –

Encounters between art, cinema and philosophy

Programme 4

. ‘Chekhovian Motifs’ (2012) by Kira Muratova

. Discussion: Emily Wardill, Michael Marder


17.12.2018 | 18h30

Goethe-Institut, Auditorium



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Gerry Bibby

PUBLIC

15.12.2018 - 03.03.2019


15.12 | 16h00  Opening

          | 17h16  Civil Twilight



In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:


Tiffany Chung

Thú Thiêm: an archaeological project for future remembrance

13.11.2018 - 05.05.2019


Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich




Lumiar Cité / Maumaus is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.


 
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