Under the Skin of History (CANCELED)

Canceled reason
UPDATE: Artist Denilson Baniwa has cancelled his visit to Princeton.
Apr 24, 2024, 5:30 pm7:00 pm



Event Description

A Conversation with Amazonian Indigenous Artist Denilson Baniwa. Discussants: Irene Small, Associate Professor, Art & Archaeology; Ikaika Ramones, Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Lilia M. Schwarcz, Visiting Professor, Spanish & Portuguese. Moderators: Juliana O. Dweck, Chief Curator, Princeton University Art Museum; João Biehl, Professor and Chair, Anthropology.

Working in various media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance, Baniwa grapples with legacies of colonialism in the Americas and highlights Indigenous knowledge and resistance. His work addresses themes ranging from early Indigenous encounters with Europeans to ongoing environmental destruction and cultural erasure. Baniwa often draws on historical imagery from European sources in order to critique colonial fantasies while incorporating references to pop culture and technology that reflect contemporary Indigenous experience. The exhibition will include work that Baniwa made in response to objects that he examined in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum and Princeton University Library Special Collections.

Join us in-person at 219 Aaron Burr Hall or livestream the panel here. Reception to follow.

Co-organized with the Princeton University Art Museum, Brazil Lab, and the Department of Anthropology.

Co-sponsors of the project include the High Meadows Environmental Institute, University Center for Human Values, the Humanities Council, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Additional supporters include the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Effron Center for the Study of America.

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