Poraco, work of the Oamu series.

Ailton Krenak, Claudia Andujar, Poraco, Cildo Meireles and Paz Errázuriz are just some of the 21 names of artists and thinkers whose works are exhibited in the fall from heaven, open to the public from May 8, at Caixa Cultural in Brasília. The exhibition curated by Moacir dos Anjos seeks to reflect on the consequences of the involuntary contact of indigenous peoples with the white colonizer.

The exhibition was presented for the first time in 2015 at Paço das Artes, going to Sesc Rio Preto the following year, both institutions in São Paulo. Now in Brasilia, the project that makes reference to the homonymous book by the Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, written in four hands with the anthropologist Bruce Albert.

According to the curator, the show “wants to bring together and articulate artistic works that foreshadow, highlight and combat the progressive dispossession suffered by indigenous populations” over the years. This is in line with the reflection on the predatory nature of the white man's actions when getting to know these peoples, whether in relation to territory or culture, present in the book.

the fall from heaven runs until June 30th and occupies three rooms at Caixa Cultural de Brasília: Galerias Principal and Piccolas I and II. In addition to the names already mentioned, the exhibition also includes Anna Bella Geiger, Armando Queiroz, Bené Fonteles, Fabio Tremonte, Fred Jordão, Harun Farocki, Jaime Lauriano, Jimmie Durham, Leonilson, Lourival Cuquinha, Maria Thereza Alves, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Miguel Rio Branco , Paulo Nazareth, Regina José Galindo and Vincent Carelli.

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