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  • Kiluanji Kia Henda, Melilla Fence—Module IV (Hotel Flamingo), 2019, three square metal fences, neon sign. Installation view. Photo: Teresa Santos.

    Kiluanji Kia Henda, Melilla Fence—Module IV (Hotel Flamingo), 2019, three square metal fences, neon sign. Installation view. Photo: Teresa Santos.

    Kiluanji Kia Henda

    Galerias Municipais | Galeria Av. da Índia

    Othello, Shakespeare’s tragic protagonist, suffers from epileptic seizures, one of which takes place when he is told that his wife has betrayed him. The event is a foreshadowing of things to come and of his downfall. In Kiluanji Kia Henda’s exhibition “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” (curated by Luigi Fassi), the first work that greeted the viewer, Reliquary of a Shipwrecked Dream, 2019, centers a fallen bronze head, modeled after that of Orlando Sérgio, the first Black thespian to play Othello in a Portuguese theater. Though Othello has usually been described as a tale of jealousy,

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