I translated a fantastic article, which was first published in a French magazine in Portuguese—the renown Artelogie.
I translated into English and Spanish since I think the entire world should be aware of the torture imposed upon African women slaves in Brazil, modern mistreatment of black women in many places, and in Argentina the feminist art expressions due to dictatorships, torture, and disappearances.
One thing the article doesn’t explain, is the scope of the punishment by having to wear the gag or Flanders tinplate mask:
Black woman wearing torture instrument, Flanders tinplate gag
it had a metal pin that actually went inside the woman’s mouth to press down on her tongue. Some female slaves died from metal poisoning…
Intersections: First Movement
shows a common ground between textile artists and contemporary artists
using textile procedures in their work.
It expands the possibilities of creation, and supports it with
dialogue amongst all participants.
This is the first of three foreseen Intersections to be held at the
Octavio Vecchi Florestal Museum in São Paulo.
Brazilean Artist Zilamar Takeda, has selected five artists to dialogue with herself:
July 7 – August 8, 2013
Octávio Vecchi Florestal Museum, São Paulo, Brazil
The “A CASA” Museum of the Brazilean Object is now presenting its 3rd edition of
TENET: Weaving the Net
Curated by Juan Ojea, Marta Meyer and Renato Imbroisi
70 textile artists expressing an emotion, idea, or feeling.
July 2 – Aug. 31st, 2013
São Paulo, Brazil
14th International Triennial of Tapestry, Łódź, Poland
May 3rd – Nov. 6th, 2013
Artist/artista: Zilamar Takeda – São Paulo, Brasil
Work/obra: “Party dress”
Materials: silk, hemp, natural cotton fiber, indigo-dyed hair, gauze weave dyed with coconut fiber, merino wool, natural silk, ceramics, Brazilean seeds.
Materiales: seda, cáñamo, fibra de algodón natural, pelo teñido con índigo, tejido de gasa teñida con fibra de coco, lana de merino, seda natural,
cerámicas, semillas brasileiras.
March 6 – 24, 2012
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Victor Brecheret Convention Centre, São Paulo, Brazil
Curator: Zilamar Takeda
Participating artists: Agnes Franchini – Bete Landmann – Dulcineia Montico – Lala Martinez – Maria do Carmo Verdi – Marilena Novo – Miriam Pappalardo – Paula Yne – Renata Meirelles – Rita Moura – Severino Ramos – Viga Virginia Gordilho – Zilamar Takeda
Special guests: Renda Sol Project, with Elisabeth Horta & Palha Brasil Arte, and Cleide Toledo
—Silvia Piza-Tandlich, translation