Make furniture not war
Gonçalo Mabunda is interested in the collective memory of his country, Mozambique, which has only recently emerged from a long and terrible civil war. In his sculpture, he uses AK47s, rocket launchers, pistols and other objects of destruction to create striking Modernist sculpture and furniture with a Picasso-like edge. The deactivated weapons of war carry strong political connotations, yet the beautiful objects he creates also convey a positive reflection on the transformative power of art. Thanks to Jack Bell Gallery for this post.