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A native Brazilian artist exhibited a painting in Paris

Born in Ceará, Rodrigo Trembe is among 70 artists selected by UNESCO for a special exhibition in Paris.

The exhibition is part of the Turn It Around / Flashcards for Education project with arts from 44 countries dealing with climate justice. Rodrigo is the only Brazilian on the list. In addition to the exhibition, a postcard board with works was also created.

“Having my art, the art of the Trembe people at UNESCO in Paris, makes me think about how necessary it is to empower indigenous voices, often invisible, and to develop the role of climate leadership in a world that urgently needs solutions.” He said. a young artist from Ceara.

Choice:

Rodrigo says he saw on social media that submissions were open for artwork focused on the issue of climate justice.

“So I decided to apply, I sent my art. They made a print edition when my art was chosen along with the youth of other countries,” he commented. Rodrigo is from Corrego João Pereira, in Itarema, in the inner district of Ceara.

He created the art “Dressing is a Political Act”, which shows a man dressed in a suit with an indigenous print.

Training

UNESCO said the project is a way to bring more learning to adults. They called on young people to rethink approaches to education and people’s relationship with nature and the world in this climate crisis.

Young artists, writers, activists and leaders were invited to address these and other issues.

“It’s a great honor because climate justice is an urgent and necessary cause that we need to talk about. So to be able to be in these places, to express ourselves, to talk about our needs, our concerns, at a time when we are living with so much political backlash regarding indigenous and environmental policies in Brazil, is very important,” added Rodrigo.

The 70-card deck features illustrations and text by selected young people. The production explores common themes such as capitalism, coexistence with other species and fears about the future.

The project was developed by Arizona State University and the Artists’ Literacies Institute in collaboration with the Open Society Foundations and UNESCO’s Future of Education initiative.

“Dressing is a political art” by Rodrigo Trembe, a native of Ceará. — Photo by Rodrigo Tremembe

Rodrigo Trembe, an indigenous artist from Ceará, with a painting exhibited at UNESCO, Paris.  — Photo: Personal archive

Rodrigo Trembe, an indigenous artist from Ceará, with a painting exhibited at UNESCO, Paris. — Photo: Personal archive

With information from Fabio Costa’s blog

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