Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito – Respectable Thief

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
23 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016

Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito – Respectable Thief

The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito, the artist’s first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum, from September 23 to October 30, 2016.

Through a multidisciplinary practice that bridges performance, music, video, installation, sound, and poetry, Nástio Mosquito tackles formidable subjects, from identity to faith to the complicated history of colonialism in his native country. Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito presents a new work, Respectable Thief, that investigates the act and effects of appropriation—the ways in which both individuals and cultures “take possession of what is useful,” as he has described, to construct identity, to maintain relationships, and to gain power. Mosquito is interested in the fluid possibilities of language both as a means of expression and as a tool for empowerment. Respectable Thief’s text-based visual and sonic elements recur and recombine across the Project’s three components: a single performance on September 23, 2016, in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters; a video installation; and several interventions across MoMA’s existing media platforms, including the display screens in the lobby, the Kids audio tour, and select social media channels. #nastiomosquito


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