São Paulo: MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand), 2022. color plates, bio., cat., color pict. ednpapers, color pict. boards. Item #116790
Works by the indigenous artist get their first solo show at the museum. The Nossa Terra-Floresta show is Joseca Yanomami's first solo show and brings together a significant part of his entire artistic production. In his drawings, the artist portrays scenes and landscapes from the Yanomami universe, whether from everyday life or passages belonging to shamanic myths, always starting from a rare cultural repertoire that is unique to him. This exhibition is also a struggle for existence, against the frequent threats that put the lands and lives of the Yanomami people at risk. This book reproduces 93 drawings held by MASP, the most substantial existing collection of his work. Joseca Yanomami (born 1971) is a member of the Indigenous Yanomami people in the Brazilian Amazon. A member of the Watoriki community (Yanomami Indigenous Land in the Amazon), Joseca founded his group's first school in the 1990s, encouraging children to learn writing and study languages. At the time, she participated in the production of numerous bilingual (Yanomami / Portuguese) leaflets for school education and health programs created by Brazilian NGOs. In the early 2000s, Joseca was the first Yanomami to work in the health field. At that time, he also began to carve forest animals in wood, and soon after, he also began to dedicate himself to drawings that illustrated elements and stories of Yanomami life. The exhibition also includes the exhibition of the video SOPRO, by the Barreira Y collective, with support from the Yanomami and YeK’wana Leadership Forum and the Instituto Socioambiental. The work features the projection of Joseca Yanomami's drawings, accompanied by speeches by Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, held in 2020 at the national congress, as part of the #foragarimpoforacovid campaign, against mining and the spread of Covid-19. ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TEXTS.