A maloca-museum for Feliciano Lana, the son of the drawings of dreams
When a master dies he takes a multitude of experiences and knowledge with him, that’s how we felt when we lost Mr. Feliciano Lana, an indigenous of the Desana people that Covid-19 took in this world health crisis. The text I share here is a claim to what Mr Feliciano Lana represents to contemporary indigenous artists and also an attempt to take his memory beyond the indian-village boundaries. It is necessary to understand Lana’s production as an important geography in which we can rethink Brazilian art, or original art. The legacy that Lana leaves us is a database, magical and everyday knowledge that connect the worlds, which need to be studied, preserved and shared with everyone, especially those who are yet to be born. As an indian artist, I need to take care of memory so that it is present in living thoughts, because understanding the past is taking care to make the future a good experience for those who will come. It is necessary as an artist to think about an art-pussanga and a maloca-museum to expand the meaning of art.
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