Gonçalo Mabunda was born in Mozambique and lives and works in Maputo. The Non slavery Throne is made from welded weapons that are decommissioned. Currently it is on exhibition at the Arsenale in Venice as part of the 2015 Art Biennale of Venice.
Recently I had the opportunity to walk through the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (The Hague Municipal Museum of Modern Art) with a museum guide only and solely devoted to me. We visited a room I’d never seen before. It turns out the room is behind curtains because it is very susceptible to daylight. It is the Dijsselhof room.
Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof was a Dutch Art Nouveau designer who had designed a room for a doctor who died before he could enjoy Dijsselhof’s design. Thereupon the room was donated to the museum while it was being build. So the museum has a rather unique situation of a room that is build around the interior designed by Dijsselhof.