Maria Thereza Alves

 
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On the Importance of Words, a Sacred Mountain (Stolen) and the Ethics of Nations, 2009

Installation and Krenak Dictionary translation project

An exhibit at Lumiar Cité Gallery, a non-profit space of Escola Maumaus in Lisbon run by the academy’s director, Jurgen Bock. Alves presented the video, Iracema (de Questembert), a petition, which was requested by the Krenak community in Resplendor in Minas Gerais State, for the return of their Sacred Mountain, and the draft of the Krenak/German dictionary by Bruno Rudolph which Jurgen and volunteers began to translate into Portuguese. The empty shelves awaited the publishing of the dictionary. The exhibition traveled to São Paulo in 2010 for the Biennial.

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