Sep 19, 2023, 12:15 pm1:30 pm
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219, Princeton, NJ 08544, United States


Event Description
A Brazil LAB, Princeton University Art Museum, and Department of Anthropology event with Brazilian Indigenous Artist Denilson Baniwa. Discussants: Jun Nakamura (Princeton University Art Museum), Carlos Fausto (Museu Nacional & PIIRS), Miqueias Mugge (PIIRS & Brazil LAB), and Juliana Dweck (Princeton University Art Museum).

Curators will discuss an exhibition being planned for early 2024 in Art@Bainbridge.

Denilson Baniwa is an Indigenous artist from the Rio Negro region, Amazonas, in the tri-border area between Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela. Working in a variety of media and approaches - from arawing and paintine to perrormance and installation - he engages points of intersection and friction) between Indigenous culture and the art world. Through his art. Denison Baniwa interrogates the colonial past and stereotypical representations of Indigenous people, often layering components from colonial and 19th-century imagery with elements from his own cultural traditions and pop culture.