Image: Jean-Baptiste Debret, Poor Family at Home, 1835. Collection of the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional – Brazil.

The exhibition will open on the 23rd of September, Friday, from 10 am, with free admission.

In the year of the bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil, the Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution managed by Fundação Padre Anchieta, opens to the public on Friday, September 23, from 10 am, the exhibition ‘Independências: Casas e Costumes no Brasil’. The new exhibition presents a portrait of Brazilian material culture along with records of the different architectures linked to the three cultural matrices that constitute the basis of our sociocultural formation: that of the Portuguese colonizer, that of the Africans and that of the indigenous people.

Organized in the context of the launch of the IndependênciaS series by TV Cultura, the show proposes a relationship between furniture, objects and artifacts, with clothes and outfits selected from the costumes produced for the recordings of the episodes. A cut that includes from the characteristic clothes of the imperial court – created by the stylist Alexandre Herchcovitch -, to those of the different ethnicities arrived by the traffic of enslaved Africans, elaborated by the researcher and costume designer Jennifer Ramos dos Santos, passing through the set of pieces and clothes of the native peoples.

The content of the show was organized by Giancarlo Latorraca, technical director of the MCB, in dialogue with the Museum’s technical teams, with the curatorial participation of the historian specializing in the History of Slavery and Race Relations in the Americas, Ynaê Lopes for the Afro-Brazilian module. and by the writer, environmentalist and translator Kaká Werá Jecupé for the native peoples module; both also worked as critical script reviewers for the TV Cultura series.

“This exhibition signals a great way of interaction between Fundação Padre Anchieta and Museu da Casa Brasileira, as it proposes an alignment of a cultural approach in their respective fields of action, television communication and the museum” comments José Roberto Maluf, President of Father Anchieta Foundation.

“For MCB, which is committed to telling the story of our culture through objects, in an expanded reading to the fields of design and architecture, this show marks an important inflection point in the necessary review of the representativeness of the Brazilian house historically memorized by the institution”, says Giancarlo Latorraca.

Another important point of the exhibition “Independências: Casas e Costumes no Brasil” is the presentation of a timeline focusing on social movements made invisible by the narratives of official historiography: conflicts and revolts with the leading role of indigenous peoples, the Afro-descendant population, women and of the popular strata as a whole.

On view until the end of November, the show is an opportunity to get to know a little about the history of the origins of the design of Brazilian cultural materiality, its variety of ways of living, dressing and building objects that mirror the multiple social identities linked to the world. period of struggles for independence in the country, from the end of the 18th century until the abolition of slavery in 1888.

Opening Cocktail
On Friday, September 23, starting at 7 pm, the Museu da Casa Brasileira will hold a cocktail party to launch the exhibition for guests and journalists. On the occasion, the Trio Brasil Jazz Sinfônica will make a special presentation with a repertoire inspired by the theme of Independence. In addition, the public will still be able to check out one of the episodes of the TV Cultura series ‘IndependênciaS’.

About Giancarlo Latorraca
Technical director of the Museu da Casa Brasileira. Architect, currently, he is a doctoral student at the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at USP, in the area of Design, with a line of research on theory and history of design and guidance from Professor Dr. Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos.

About Ynaê Lopes
PhD in Social History from the University of São Paulo (2012), Master in Social History from the University of São Paulo (2007), Bachelor and Licentiate in History from USP (2002). She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of History at the Fluminense Federal University-UFF. Conducts Research in the History of America, with an emphasis on Modern Slavery and Ethnic-Racial Relations in the Americas, working mainly on the following topics: slavery, Iberian America, formation of National States, slave cities, ethnic-racial relations and history teaching. She is currently part of the Executive Committee of BRASA and is one of the Editors of Revista Tempo -UFF.

About Kaka Werá
He was noted for his social entrepreneurship; developing sustainable projects, creating social technologies that combined art, valuing cultures and cooperativeness. He became one of the precursors of indigenous literature in Brazil and an authority in the dissemination of ancestral knowledge and values. He stands out today in the development of people and as a facilitator of self-knowledge processes, based on the wisdom of the Tupi-Guarani tradition. He deepens and extends his studies by bringing together personal experience, cultural anthropology and spiritual initiations in ancient philosophies from the West and East.
Its trajectory is marked by the development of projects and actions in ecology, sustainability and social responsibility in companies and institutions such as Natura, Cia Suzano, Bovespa, among others. He is a member of the International College of Therapists (CIT) and an educator at Unipaz (Holistic University of Peace) for over 20 years.

Exhibition ‘Independências: Casas e Costumes no Brasil’
From September 23 to November 27, 2022
Cultural Support: Quanta
Organized by: Fundação Padre Anchieta and Museu da Casa Brasileira.

Museu da Casa Brasileira
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, with the exception of Friday, which has extended hours until 10 pm
Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 2705 – Jardim Paulistano, SP
Close to Faria Lima station on the Yellow Line of the Metro.
Tickets: BRL 20.00 and BRL 10.00 (half-price)
Friday, free entry
On-site accessibility | Bike rack with 40 spaces

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