Mabunda is most well known for his thrones. According to the artist, the thrones function as attributes of power, tribal symbols and traditional pieces of ethnic African art. They are without a doubt an ironic way of commenting on his childhood experience of violence and absurdity and the civil war in Mozambique that isolated his country for a long period.
Mabunda’s work has been exhibited at the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea, ‘All the World’s Futures’ at 2015 Venice Biennale, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Art and Design, New York, among others. Image credit: Untitled (throne), 2017
Exhibition: 13 – 27 April 2018 Where: 13 Mason’s Yard, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6BU