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REVOADA - La Biennale di Venezia 2024


A long film directed by Joana Amora
With direction assistance of Carolina Leal

On the sidelines of the 60th Venice Art Biennale, an ancestral ritual challenges colonialism, demanding a new decolonial paradigm in contemporary art.
On April 19, when Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day, indigenous artists from Abya Yala (Latin America's ancestral name) gather in a Minga, a collective work for a common future , which aims to reconnect with the spirits of artifacts looted during colonization and imprisoned in European museum institutions, offering "The banquet of the gods". The Minga will be held within the framework of the artistic residency Revoada, which will take place from April 15 to 22, 2024 on Certoza Island, an island in the Venetian lagoon with rich and diverse vegetation.

An ancestral call

The Tupinambá Manto and the Quimbaya Poporo, among many other artifacts now confined in European museums, are ritual and sacred elements for the native peoples. The Minga is a response to the call of the ancestral spirits that inhabit these pieces, an act of liberation and healing that nourishes the physical body of the participants and the spiritual body of the invoked entitie

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