Splendid cradle | 2004
I found this map of South America in História dos índios no Brasil, edited by Manuela Carneiro da Cunha. It serves to geographically locate the [Brazilian] indigenous ethnic groups discussed in the book’s various texts. I was immediately touched by the image of a continent that, devoid of the political boundaries we know today, is beautifully presented through the very design of its rivers.
- embroidery on antique cotton pillow case
- 60 x 60 x 20 cm
- EXHIBITIONS: “Ao amor do público I – Doações na ArtRio (2012-2015) and Minc/Funarte,” Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Galerie Caroline Vachet, Lyon, France / “Métissages,” Le Radar, Espace d’Art Actuel and Musée Baron Gérard, both in Bayeux, France; Musée de Bourgoin-Jallieu, France; Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia; Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia; James H. W. Thompson Center for the Arts, Bangkok, Thailand; Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France / “L’autre métissages,” Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore, La Paz, Bolivia
Photo: Kristine Thiemann