This is the third of a series of seminars anticipating the exhibition Indigenous Histories
, to be held in 2023, year during which a namesake curatorial project will orient a whole program of solo and collective exhibitions, conferences, workshops, publications, and courses at MASP.
The first seminar took place in June 2017 and counted on the presence of Ailton Krenak, Aristóteles Barcelos Neto, Claudia Andujar, Davi Kopenawa, Edson Kayapó, Els Lagrou, Joseca Yanomami, Luís Donisete Benzi Grupioni, Luisa Elvira Belaunde, Lux Vidal, Milton Guran, and Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino. The second seminar was held in July 2019 and had conferences by Biung Ismahasan, Brook Andrew, Daiara Tukano, Denilson Baniwa, Franchesca Cubillo, Heather Ahtone, Moara Brasil, Nigel Borell, Sandra Benites, Sarah Ligner, Scott Manning Stevens, and Ticio Escobar.
The seminars reintroduce the indigenous cultures in the museum. Throughout its history, MASP has organized several shows with objects and records of indigenous communities of the Brazilian territory: Exposição de arte indígena
[Indigenous Art Exhibition] (1949), Alguns índios
[Some Indians] (1983), Arte Karajá
[Karajá Art] (1984), Índios Yanomami
[Yanomami Indians] (1985), and Arte indígena Kaxinawa
[Kaxinawa Indigenous Art] (1987).
With the presence of theorists, artists, and curators from different places, scenes, and perspectives, the seminars also propose to present and discuss the richness and complexity of indigenous materials and immaterial cultures, as well as their philosophies and cosmologies, in addition to the challenges and possibilities of working within these fields, especially in a museum context.
The seminar will be broadcast online and for free through the profile of MASP on YouTube
, with simultaneous translation in the Brazilian sign language.
Adriano Pedrosa, artistic director, MASP
André Mesquita, curator, MASP
Guilherme Giufrida, curatorial assistant, MASP
Lilia Schwarcz, cocurator of Histories, MASP
Sandra Benites, cocurator of Brazilian art, MASP