Brazilian Nomad Evenings at the Cartier Foundation

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Dance, soundtrack, cinema and discussions: on the occasion of the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Wrestling, The Soirées Nomades put Brazil in the spotlight at the Cartier Foundation.

Both a creative space for artists and a meeting place for art and the general public, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting contemporary creation and disseminating knowledge about it. Each year, the Fondation Cartier programs thematic or personal exhibitions and commissions artists to enrich an important Collection. It also organizes the Nomad evenings, An appointment with the performing arts where artists create links between the plastic arts and other modes of expression of contemporary creation.
Since 1994, the Soirées Nomades have been inviting contemporary artists to spend an evening in the exhibition spaces and garden of the Fondation Cartier.

Dance - Ana Pi, O Banquete Monday, March 16, 8pm

Photo ©-Samuel-Akinruli

Discussing love and healing in the midst of tragedy is the project ofO Banquet, new creation by the Brazilian choreographer and dancer Ana Pi. As a nod to Plato's all-male banquet, Ana Pi invites Mylia Mary, her paternal aunt, and the philosopher Maria Fernanda Novo to dance and cook an emblematic Brazilian recipe with her. For these three black women, this banquet is a pretext to evoke, in gestures and rhythm, the Brazil of today and to invite reflection on the notions of heritage, affect and resistance.

At the end of the performance, one of the videos that Ana Pi used as inspiration for the creation ofO BanqueteThe film will be screened from the archive of the Associação Cultural Videobrasil de São Paulo (sponsor of the piece).

Created by Ana Pi
Interpretation: Mylia Mary, Maria Fernanda Novo & Ana Pi
Music: Aishá Lourenço
Philosophical Council: Professor Doctor - Maria Fernanda Novo
Costumes: @remexefavelinha
Production: Ana Pi & Ubuntu Produções

Soundtrack - Christiane Jatahy, When arms turn into wings: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:30 pm

Shooting of the exhibition Claudia Andujar-La-Lutte Yanomami - Photo ©-Thibaut-Voisin

Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy likes to blur the boundaries between reality and fiction. For this Soirée Nomade, she creates a soundtrack inspired by The Fall from the SkyWords of a Yanomami Shaman, a reference work by Davi Kopenawa, spokesman for the Yanomami of Brazil, and anthropologist Bruce Albert.

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Wearing helmets, the public wanders through the exhibition Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Wrestling. Readings from the book, soundtrack and instructions lead the audience through the rooms, creating an invisible performance.

Take your helmet and let yourself be guided! An evening punctuated by live performances.

With :
Christiane Jatahy and Thomas Walgrave (creation)
Domenico Lancellotti (music)
Yvan Saldanha (sound capture from the forest)
Henrique Mariano (production)

* The Fall from Heaven by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert © Plon, a department of Place des éditeurs, 2010               

Screenings and discussions - Mostra Amerindia: Highlights on indigenous cinema - From Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 April

Takumã-Kuikuro-©-Vincent-Carelli-Vídeo-nas-Aldeias

Ailton Krenak, historical figure of the indigenous resistance, and Vincent Carelli, filmmaker and founder of the association Vídeo nas Aldeias, are co-programming two exceptional evenings of screenings dedicated to indigenous cinema, in the presence of the directors, on April 29th and 30th outside the CNC. They will all come together for the opening night on April 28th at the Fondation Cartier, in collaboration with Éditions Dehors.

Ailton Krenak, of the Krenak people of the banks of the Rio Doce (south-east Brazil), is a historical figure of indigenous resistance. In 1987, he overturned the Brazilian Constituent Assembly with an unforgettable speech, his face painted with jenipapo black paint to protest against the failure of the struggle for indigenous peoples' rights. Since then, he has been recognized as one of the main indigenous leaders and thinkers.

Vincent Carelli is a filmmaker and founder of the Brazilian association Vídeo nas Aldeias [videos in the villages], a film school for indigenous communities. Together, they are co-programming two exceptional evenings of screenings dedicated to indigenous cinema, in the presence of the directors, on April 29 and 30 at the CNC (outside the walls at 291, boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris).

At the Fondation Cartier + outside the walls with the National Film and Moving Image Centre
Opening evening on April 28th at the Fondation Cartier, in collaboration with Éditions Dehors, which publishes Ideas to delay the end of the worldSpeech by Ailton Krenak (forthcoming May 7).

Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain - 261 Boulevard Raspail - 75014 - Paris

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