Benches of the Indigenous Brazilian Peoples – Human Imagination and Wildlife

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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The indigenous tribes of the Amazon and Xingu River basins in northern Brazil carve benches from single pieces of wood. These unique sculptural works adopt both animal and functional forms and are covered in distinctive geometric patterns. Benches were cultural and social symbols within indigenous communities, closely connected to tribes’ ways of life, traditions, and distinct mythologies. Today, tribal artists unconstrained by function or tradition are creating even more diverse and free-ranging expressions, as indigenous people absorb influences from the outside world. This exhibition exploring the rich expressions of human imagination presents around 90 benches from the collection of BEĨ, a São Paolo-based publisher focusing on art and architecture.

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Schedule

from June 30, 2018 to September 17, 2018
Open until 21:00 on Fridays from 7/20 to 8/31.

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