VENICE, ITALY - 1 JUNE 2013: Angolan artist Edson Chagas, 36, poses in the space of "Luanda, Encyclopedic City", composed of his 23 large-format photographic poster, at Palazzo Cini in Venice, Italy, on June 1st 2013.
"Luanda, Encyclopedic City" is the First Pavilion of the Republic of Angola at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia and the first African Pavilion that wins the Golden Lion.
Angolan artist Edson Chagas focuses on the complexity of Angola's capital, Luanda, which derives from the presence of unpredictable spaces and the coexistence of irreconcilable programs: city and country, infrastructure and habitations, garbage tips and public spaces. Luanda is an encyclopedic city.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes