The Amazon: Scenarios, Challenges, and Art Education as Pathways to the Future: A lecture by Emerson UýraIn Portuguese with English subtitles
Emerson Uýra shares stories and challenges inherent to life in the Amazon in 2021, speaking with, from, and through the forest from their home in Manaus, Brazil, an industrialized city in the middle of the rainforest in the state of Amazonas. Uýra speaks through their hybrid identity, one that interweaves Emerson Munduruku, an Indigenous artist, educator, activist, biologist, and ecologist, and Uýra Sodoma, a drag queen persona born in 2016, who embodies a “tree that walks” through performance.
This event is co-presented with / on the occasion of their exhibition Arboreal. This is the tenth event in our year-long season dedicated to thinking about our contemporary moment through the lens of Cecilia Vicuña's work. More information on this event is available here.