Maria Thereza Alves

 
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The Artist as Bandeirante, 2014

Video 7:45 min.
Color, sound

"I was invited to participate in the exhibit Made by Brazilians at the defunct Matarazzo Hospital in the city of São Paulo. I was born there and my father worked for the Matarazzos.
After I finished my installation Me and the Matarazzos, in which I denounced the Bandeirantes, I then read a catalogue text by the new owner of the property, Alexandre Allard, in which artists are favorably compared to Bandeirantes.
I then met with members of the Guarani community of Tenondé Porã in São Paulo and asked what they thought of Bandeirantes and artists.

A Guarani analysis of Allard's concept of the Artist as Bandeirante."

Document of Guarani Kaiowa assasinated 1983-2016 (PDF)

Carta Do Grande Conselho Da Aty Guasu Para As Autoridades (PDF English)

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