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ENTRE TERRA E MAR. Between Land and Sea. Transatlantic Art

Mona Suhrbier (ed.): 220 pages, bound, edition in German and Englisch available at the museum from November 2017.
Publisher: Kerber, ISBN: 978-3-7356-0393-7 (D), 978-3-7356-0394-4 (ENG)


The remit of museums includes the task of presenting scholarly discourse, the range of positions, and the diversity of voices in debate. Since the 1970s, the Weltkulturen Museum has been a location for debates and discussions about the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art. In vivid contributions to this discourse ›Entre Terra e Mar‹ removes the categorical borders between anthropology, art and religion and shows the particular openness of contemporary Brazilian art. The aesthetics of the Afro-Brazilian popular religion are obviously accepted as part of contemporary art. The works of Ayrson Heráclito are conceptualised as critique of colonialism and slavery, and at the same time influenced by the aesthetics of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé and therefore can be considered as sacred. In the works by Rigo 23 political power relations are inverted. As performers and artists, indigenous Guaraní take action and, in this way, indigenous issues and the content of indigenous religions also become elements in international contemporary art.

With contributions by Ayrson Heráclito, Rigo 23, Jane de Hohenstein, Mona Suhrbier, Julia Friedel, Alice Pawlik, Arno Holl, Marcello Moreira, Renato Wera Mirim, Mira Albuquerque, Basílio Silveira, Simples Rap’ortagem, Brô MC’s, Karaí Negão & Pedro Droga Tupã Miri, Xondaro MC’s

Edited by Mona Suhrbier

Design: U9 visuelle Allianz, Offenbach am Main

220 pages, numerous coloured illustrations, softcover with flaps, bound, 16,8 x 23 cm

Publisher: Kerber

ISBN: 978-3-7356-0393-7 (deutsche Ausgabe) 28,-€

ISBN: 978-3-7356-0394-4 (englische Ausgabe) 28,-€

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