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 Etnografia y Folklore, La Paz, Bolivia

Photo: Kristine Thiemann