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The exhibition aims to showcase the perspectives of people living in this region of South America with one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world.
The Enlhet are an indigenous community in Paraguay that has been affected by the ongoing colonisation in the Chaco territory. Hannes Kalisch works together with the community to collect the memory of the elderly while promoting the importance of the Enlhet language.
The following video shows how Afro-Bolivian artist Sharon Pérez developed her artist residency with SDCELAR, from las Yungas in Bolivia to the final performance at the British Museum.
This Paraguayan collective is part of the collaborative project ‘Collection, Mission, Colonisation: Encounters and Entangled Histories from the Chaco‘ carried out with SDCELAR.
‘Untold Microcosms’ gathers 10 Latin American authors to imagine stories based on objects from the British Museum collection. Find out what objects they chose and read excerpts from the recently published texts.
Ten Latin American authors worked with SDCELAR curators to write stories inspired by items in the British Museum collection in a collaborative project with Hay Festival International.
Rocío Vera-Flores, PhD candidate at the Leiden University, visited London and describes her experience with the Tepetlaoztoc Codex.
Look at these contemporary codices mentioned in our podcast ‘Made in Latin America’, episode 7.
Many of the current Latin American carnivals “commemorate local historical narratives about Indigenous, Spanish, African and other ethnic identities, but at the same time they create a space to raise issues that have an impact on race relations and cultural expression in the present”.
Edited by Laura Osorio Sunnucks and Jago Cooper, ‘Mapping a New Museum’ showcases projects in Latin America supported by SDCELAR and seeks to rethink the museum’s role in today’s politically conscious world.
‘Saa Ñu’ú’ (Clay Birds) is the artwork conceived by Martínez Valderrama and it combines sounds from the landscape, ancestral instruments and images of the Mesoamerican territory to create a ‘soundscape’ composition of the region through his experimental art practice.
On Tuesday, May 17th, Afro-Bolivian artist Sharon Pérez performed ‘The mask is looking at us’ in the Great Court at the British Museum. Watch here an extract and her explanation about the artistic exercise.
The photography competition “Nature, society and climate” aims to visibilise the climate emergency through photographic art.
Nereida Apaza Mamani is a poet and visual artist who has lived between the cities of Arequipa and Puno, in Peru. This artistic book called ‘La Diablada’ (2019) is inspired by Apaza’s experience of taking part in the La fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria.
Osvaldo Pitoe, Jorge Carema, Efacio Álvarez, Marcos Ortiz and Esteban Klassen, from an Indigenous artist collective in the Chaco, along with Miriam Rudolph and Lanto’oy’ Unruh, will present a series of works that are an outcome of a project with SDCELAR for the first time.
Osvaldo Pitoe, Jorge Carema, Efacio Álvarez, Marcos Ortiz and Esteban Klassen, a collective of indigenous artists from the Chaco, are part of the project ‘Collection, Mission, Colonisation: Encounters and entangled Histories from the Chaco’.
In January 2022 at the International Hay Festival held in Cartagena, Colombia, the museologists Nicola Levell, Cristina Lleras, Anthony Shelton and Laura Osorio Sunnucks discussed the relationship between literature and anthropology.
Shelved among the collections in storage at the British Museum are around six hundred items from the Chaco in Paraguay, South America. This region, although undergoing rapid deforestation, is not very well known internationally.
Publications related to women’s and maternal health with Wixárika communities by the author of this exhibition
Gamlin, Jennie B. (2013)
Shame as a barrier to health seeking among indigenous Huichol migrant labourers: An interpretive approach of the “violence continuum” and “authoritative knowledge”
Social Science and Medicine 97 75-81
Gamlin, Jennie B. (2023)
Wixárika Practices of Medical Syncretism: An Ontological Proposal for Health in the Anthropocene
Medical Anthropology Theory 10 (2) 1-26
Gamlin, Jennie B. (2020)
“You see, we women, we can’t talk, we can’t have an opinion…”. The coloniality of gender and childbirth practices in Indigenous Wixárika families
Social Science and Medicine 252, 112912
Jennie Gamlin and David Osrin (2020)
Preventable infant deaths, lone births and lack of registration in Mexican indigenous communities: health care services and the afterlife of colonialism
Ethnicity and Health 25 (7)
Jennie Gamlin and Seth Holmes (2018)
Preventable perinatal deaths in indigenous Wixárika communities: an ethnographic study of pregnancy, childbirth and structural violence BMC
Pregnancy and Childbirth 18 (Article number 243) 2018
Gamlin, Jennie B. and Sarah J Hawkes (2015)
Pregnancy and birth in an Indigenous Huichol community: from structural violence to structural policy responses
Culture, health and sexuality 17 (1)