Jaime Lauriano

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amazônia atlântica (atlantic amazon), 2017
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
158 x 158 cm
photo Jaime Lauriano

The series of works “invasion, ethnocide, racial democracy and cultural appropriation” recreates, from the illustrations of maps and nautic charts, one of the most iconic scenes in the recent history of mankind - the navigations and the “discovery of the new world”. However, unlike the original version, with colors ready to portray the exuberance of the newly explored region, operates a visual downgrade, guided by white on black. It is, therefore, A retelling of the first effort regarding the representation of the settlement system, and its logging and indigenous labor exploitation, the first proletariat of what later would be consolidated as a “country”.

On these letters, the presence of the native population is marked by human figures in nudity situation scattered from the coastal to the central part of the continent. In these drawings, there are men hunting with bow and arrow, cutting trees and in contact with wildlife. In an allegory of work and leisure. The harmony found, and exalted, in the original is disturbed by the inscription of the terms invasion, ethnocide, racial democracy and cultural appropriation taken from books that guide the construction of the history of Brazil. This operation reinforces this violence in the illustrations, and in the “ Invention of the American continent”.




accuratissima brasilia tabula: invasão, etnocídio, democracia racial e apropriação cultural (accuratissima brasilia tabula: invasion, ethnocide and cultural appropriation), 2016
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
116 x 155 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




brasil: invasão, etnocídio, democracia racial e apropriação cultural (brazil: invasion, ethnocide and cultural appropriation), 2016
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
119 x 156 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




meridionalis americae: invasão, etnocídio, democracia racial e apropriação cultural (meridionalis americae: invasion, ethnocide and cultural appropriation), 2016
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
119 x 155 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




novus brasilia typus: invasão, etnocídio, democracia racial e apropriação cultural (novus brasilia typus: invasion, ethnocide and cultural appropriation), 2016
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
117 x 153 cm
photo Filipe Berndt




terra brasilis: invasão, etnocídio e apropriação cultural (terra brasilis: invasion, ethnocide and cultural appropriation), 2015
drawing made with white pemba (chalk used in rituals of Umbanda) and dermatographic pencil on black cotton
100 x 150 cm
photo Filipe Berndt