Balcony gallery opened on November 16, at 10 pm, the second exhibition of his program and the first individual of the artist Binelde Hyrcan in Portugal. Curated by Ana Cristina Cachola, the fuck it’s too late exhibition brings together a wide range of works, mostly unpublished and created between the artist’s atelier in Luanda and the city of Lisbon.
With installation, painting, photography, video and other “mambos”, Hyrcan brings to the Balcony all his “band” – “candongueiros”, alligators and “hydraulic” artifacts, street stories and voices of the hands and “manas” that with it create economies of affections in contemporary Luanda. Among the new work, stands out the phrase that gives title to the exhibition – fuck it’s too late,- written in neon and that Hyrcan wants to keep open to the punctuation of each visitor.
“Fuck it’s too late for an Angolan artist to send a chicken into space, a story that only makes sense if told by Binelde Hyrcan in direct speech. However, Fuck is too late also refers to the latent ambiguity of the idea of time and temporality in its relation with the socio-local dimension of the economy. On the other hand, Luanda Island, where Hyrcan resides with his family, Luanda is recovering several biographical layers, configured in conversations, vernacular visuality, and a benign commerce of different affections and products. Hyrcan, who never abandons the tragicomic record, brings to the discussion an obliterated Angolan economy of media discourse: local commerce, candongueiros, personal relationships that permeate commercial exchanges or wills, ” says curator Ana Cristina Cachola.
Curated by: Ana Cristina Cachola
Balcony (press release)