Jaime Lauriano

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americae novissima desciptio, 2016
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
57 x 76 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




américa invasión etnocídio invención, 2016
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
158 x 158 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




hyspanus, 2016
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
57 x 78 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




mercadores (marchands), 2016
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
57 x 76 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




60 dias (60 days), 2015
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
50 x 110 cm
photo Galeria Leme




êxodo (exodus), 2015
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
70 x 76 cm
photo Jaime Lauriano




república (democracia racial) [republic (racial democracy)], 2015
drawing of the map of Brazil and excerpt of the brazilian Independence Anthem made with dermatographic pencil and white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) on black cotton
145 x 180 cm




aculturação (acculturation), 2015
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
110 x 105 cm
photo Galeria Leme

The Portuguese and Spanish navigations, looking for the new world, established a new global historical period posteriorly defined as modernity. With the discovery of new territories the navigations reoriented the world, and the periphery - that once belong to Europe itself - migrated to the recently invaded territories. With this, a new world order was established and new maps were necessary. Since then, inevitably, Europe has become accepted as the center of the world and the north as the superior ordering of the world.

This process of violation of the new territories was only allowed through various agreements and treaties, which divided the territories of the “New World” between Portugal and Spain. Revised and expanded, these treaties originated the first representations of the American continent.

In Aculturação we observe a map of the American continent with its current configuration (2015), drawn on black cotton. Instead of a map scale we find the dates of the dozens of treaties signed between European countries that defined the territorial divisions, which have in common amongst them the violation of their people and lands, that were acculturated by the colonization processes and consequently had to find ways of resistance and recreation of their customs.




O QUE NOS UNE NOS SEPARA – LO QUE NOS UNE NOS SEPARA, 2015
drawing made with white Pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
110 x 50 cm
photo Galeria Leme

South America was ‘invented’ with its territory delimited. The Portuguese and Spanish invasions and the future process of colonization were organized as a commercial society derived from the alliance between the mercantile bourgeoisie and the nobility. We can see in O QUE NOS UNE NOS SEPARA – LO QUE NOS UNE NOS SEPARA the last configuration (2015) of South America’s map and instead of the scale we can observe the date of the 2 principal treaties - the Treaty of Tordesillas and the Treaty of Madrid - that configured the continent’s division of colonization, and posteriorly its cultural and geographical division.

The whole process of colonization (and liberty) of the “New World” established, in the new lands, the notion of continent and consequently of belonging to a new geography. However all the unity generated by this imposition didn’t generate the union of these new nations, on the contrary, the cultural differences deployed in each new country provided the exponential separation of all.