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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Slave Ship Exposition














The National Day of Black Conscience, celebrated at November 20th – date of death, in 1695, of the black resistance leader Zumbi – will be set in Estação Ciência (Science Station) by the regressing exposition Slave Ship, which presents a new picture of slavery process, slave-trade and human being commerce, quotidian of slave population, insurrection manners, the fight for identity and now-a-days racial relations, including a presentation about black culture legacy Brazil received.

Slave Ship, initially released in November of 1995, is part of Project All Around Zumbi and was exposed in Estação Ciência before becoming an itinerant show. With its pieces and panels totally recuperated, it is back to Estação Ciência as temporary exposition and might be there till December.

There are 48 panels with pictures and texts, maquettes and drawings in graffiti. The elements try not to detach cruel domination but also recuperate the human aspect involved in question – what take us directly to the aspect of cultural identities formation. There are also presented ethnic groups that were brought from Africa, transport conditions, mechanisms of commerce and the part played by slavery in Brazilian society of the epoch.

Estação Ciência
Guaicurus Street, 1394
From Tue. to Fri. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. till December 22th
Free entrance

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