The tour in Campinas is another result of the long-term partnership between Fundação Bienal de São Paulo and Sesc – Serviço Social do Comércio, established since the first program of traveling exhibitions, at the 29th Bienal.
Those who check out the show at Sesc Campinas will find artists and works that relate to the statement Cantos Tikmũ’ũn. The Tikmũ'ũn, also known as Maxakali, are an indigenous people originating in a region between the current states of Minas Gerais, Bahia and Espírito Santo. After countless episodes of violence and abuse, the Tikmũ'ũn came to the brink of extinction in the 1940s and were forced to abandon their ancestral lands in order to survive. The songs organize life in the villages, constituting almost an index of all the elements that are present in their daily lives – plants, animals, places, objects, knowledge – and involving their rich cosmology. In the exhibition space, some ritual chants tikmũ'ũn – or Maxakali – serve as a poetic counterpoint and symbolic catalyst for a set of works that originated from the understanding of the forest as an ecosystem to be protected, respected and feared, in which the inextricable relationships between all beings make themselves visible or even tangible.
34th Bienal de São Paulo - Though it's dark still I sing
Traveling exhibition program
April 26 - July 31, 2022
Rua Dom José I, 270/333
Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 am – 6 pm