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Stan Douglas: Disco Angola

The exhibition presents eight works from the project, which explores the transformative foreign influences of New York City’s 1970s disco culture and the liberation in 1975 of Angola (where the first disco hit was allegedly written) from Portuguese rule. Researching archival photographs, period costumes, and decor, Douglas meticulously recreated historical moments from the two locations that tie them together, and in the process, he probes questions about the veracity of photojournalism and the “decisive moment”.