Started in October, the cycle of public programs Bienal dos Índios, a joint initiative by Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, MAM São Paulo and Galeria Jaider Esbell de Arte Indígena Contemporânea, was temporarily suspended to pay respect to the the mourning of their participants after the passing of Jaider Esbell, idealizer of the program and important articulator of contemporary indigenous art in Brazil.
This Thursday, 2 December, the 34th Bienal invites to a day of encounters that pay homage to the life of Esbell and express the importance of the continuation of the ways that have been widened by his work and posture as a promoter of contemporary indigenous art.
Presentation by Xondaro Kuery Kaguy Ijá [Guardian of the Forest Warriors]
2/12, Thursday 7h30pm
The representation of Xondaro Ritual includes the nhande rekó (way of life and culture) of the Guarani Mbya people. It is a jeroky (dance) which is also performed outside the Opy (prayerhouse). It is a body technique rocked by a rhythm through which one learns defense and strengthening of the body and the spirit of the Xondaro (warrior), who dances to the sound of the Mbaraká (guitar), the rave’i (rabeca) and the angu apu (drum).
The Xondaro ritual is a kind of training the ancient people used to do in order to get reflex and resistance, a dance for learning to fight, a preparation for war, for protecting the Guarani people against the attacks of the juruá (white people) and also for living harmoniously with the Family Nature. The Ritual will be followed by a talk by the Xondaro Kuery Kaguy Ijá group [Guardians of the Forest], composed by warriors from the Guarani Mbya people of the Terra Indígena Jaraguá [Jaraguá Indigenous Land], situated in São Paulo (SP).
Site: work deposição [deposition] [1st floor]
Caroline A. Jones, Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).