Stan Douglas: Disco Angola

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'Coat Check, 1974', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.
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'A Luta Continua, 1974', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.
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'Two Friends, 1975', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.
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'Checkpoint, 1975', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.
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'Kung-Fu Fighting, 1975', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.
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'Capoeira, 1974', 2012, Stan Douglas © the artist. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery.

New York's underground 1970s disco scene is presented alongside images of a recently independent Angola on the verge of civil war. Yet the Canadian artist's latest photographic series weren’t shot in the 1970s, but last year. Douglas takes on the guise of a fake photojournalist who documented these seemingly disparate scenes making you take note of the African country’s cultural influence on the New York scene of the time.

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