Mask by Nèle Azevedo 25.01.2021

The mask by Néle Azevedo was ordered from the French government to celebrate the five years of COP21 and used by Sonia Guajajara, an indigenous leader.
Explanation: Indigenous people are the first protectors of the forest. They see themselves as the very extension of what they consider to be the earth-forest. Not a source of income but a breathing being gifted with a soul. I used laurel leaves picked in the wild. On these leaves I embroidered the names of indigenous ethnic groups that dwell in the forests of the lands which came to be called Brazil. I borrowed the laurel’s symbolism, originating in Greece, cradle of the western civilization. I embroidered the leaves with the names of the peoples who keep the forests standing and, in so doing, enable life on earth.
Handmade in 12/2020.

Dear partners, supporters, friends and lovers,

due to the COVID-19 Virus our little ETF! office in Berlin remains closed and we are working from home.

As many fellow artists, creatives and freelancers this Corona crisis has hit us hard.
We had hoped to send out a newsletter this spring informing you all about our 19th venue in Lisbon, which was supposed to open in Carpintarias São Lázaro on the 19th of June 2020.
Now, with all the cancellations and the shut down of cultural life we hope to postpone and for EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! to still be part of the program of Lisboa Green Capital 2020.
We will keep you posted.

Keep safe.


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