Violence is in the genesis, the practice and the symbolism of an occupation process. But violence meets resistance, with different expressions and impacts. This exhibition aims to reveal and highlight various processes of resistance to Portuguese colonialism between 1926 and 1974, the period that is the object of this museum.
The exhibition ATO (DES)COLONIAL aims to contribute to the questioning of the colonial heritage in our country, particularly during the period of dictatorship, and to the valorisation of the experiences of anti-colonial resistance as determining processes for the self-determination and independence of the African peoples, but also for the overthrow of fascism in Portugal.
ATO (DES)COLONIAL invites us to think about approaches necessary to an anti-racist practice, in schools, in public spaces of culture and in society.
May this (DIS)COLONIAL ACT be one more, among others, and generate more anti-colonial and anti-racist thought and action, abolitionist of all forms of violence.
This temporary exhibition will have a parallel programming cycle that will include a film cycle, talks and guided tours.