Representing the World, Weathering its End: Arthur Bispo do Rosário’s Ecology of the Ship
Em: Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure
Editor: ICI Berlin Press, Berlin
ISBN online: 978-3-96558-010-7
Repositóro ULisboa: https://repositorio.ul.pt/handle/10451/44850
This chapter explores the intrinsic relationship between weather/weathering and the imaginary of the sea, which features in the work of artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Bispo was a black man who spent most of his life in psychiatric institutions. There is an important interplay between his psychotic deliriums and the production of hundreds of objects, many of them ships or forms that relate to the sea. These objects open up a discussion on decoloniality as they are embedded with marks left by the transatlantic slave trade.