Denilson Baniwa, "The Celebration of the Lizard" (detail), "Spirit Animals" (detail), 2022. Digital intervention on Columnam à Praefecto prima navigation locatam venerantur Floridenses (Column in Honor of the First Voyage to Florida) (detail), from Jacques de Morgues Le Moyne (French, ca. 1533–before 1588), Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americæ provincia Gallis acciderunt (Frankfurt, 1591), pl. 8, Getty Research Institute, 87-B24110. Courtesy the artist. Design © 2022 J. Paul Getty Trust

Denilson Baniwa participates in “Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat”

Starting today, August 23rd, Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat analyzes representations of the Americas, questioning the mythologies and utopian visions that proliferated after the arrival of Europeans to the continent. Featuring artistic interventions by Denilson Baniwa, an Indigenous contemporary artist from the Amazon region of Brazil, winner of PIPA Online 2019 and of PIPA Prize 2021, and the voices of local community groups in Los Angeles, Reinventing the Américas counters the views of European chroniclers, illustrators, and printmakers from the 16th to 19th centuries by offering a multi-perspectival approach. The exhibition is presented in English and Spanish.

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Denilson Baniwa, “No More America”, 2022. Digital intervention on Allegory of America, from Philippe Galle, with verses by Cornelis Kiliaan, Prosopographia ([Antwerp?], 1600s), pl. 43. Getty Research Institute, 94-B3364. Courtesy of the artist

“Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat”, featuring Denilson Baniwa
From August 23rd until January 8, 2023

Getty Villa Museum
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Daily, except Tuesday, 10 am – 5pm
Free admission


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