The initiative behind the museum’s creation came from four ethnic groups living in the extreme north of Brazil, on the border with French Guiana: Palikur, Galibi Kali’na, Karipuna and Galibi Marworno. In development since the late 1990s, the space was born in 2007 aiming to give visibility to indigenous culture and to act as a center of reference, memory, documentation and research for the indigenous people of the region. Another goal is to strengthen ties between those people and the inhabitants of the city of Oiapoque. From the outset, the Kuahí (the word refers to both an Amazonian fish and a graphic pattern used in the decoration of local artifacts) Museum has been run by the indigenous communities themselves, with support from the State of Amapá’s Secretary of Culture. It is this team, made up of members of the four ethnic groups, who watches over the collection of more than 300 pieces, such as items of daily use and wooden sculptures by the Palikur people, related to indigenous astronomy.
Kuahí Museum of the Indigenous Peoples of Oiapoque
Oiapoque, Amapá, Brazil
Exhibition space of the Kuahí Museum of the Indigenous Peoples of Oiapoque, which presents the daily life and mythology of four ethnic groups in the region. Photo: Publicity
Ser un cuerpo incontinente
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El rocío sobre las madrugadas sin fin
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México DF, Mexico
01 February - 26 April 2020
Mexico DF, Mexico
05 February - 22 March 2020
Galeria Nacional - Jonathan Hernández
Ciudad de México, Mexico
04 February - 04 April 2020
José Parlá: It's Yours
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
New York, United States
26 February - 16 August 2020
Jesse Amado & Alejandro Diaz: Double Pleasure
San Antonio, United States
23 January - 28 March 2020
Jose Angel Vincench - The Burden Of Words
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
New York, United States
24 January - 23 February 2020
Obras, procesos y pedagogías
Buenos Aires, Argentina
22 November - 14 February 2020
Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM’s Fund for African American Art
Perez Art Museum Miami
Miami, United States
07 February - 09 August 2020
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Alanna Lockward (1961 -2019)
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In Conversation with
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