Iracema (de Questembert)
by Maria Thereza Alves
Director: Maria Thereza Alves
Producer: Alves-Durham GbR/Maumaus Artists-in-Residence Programme/Lumiar Cité
Runtime: 27 min
Funded by: Lyon Biennale/Lumiar Cité, Direcção-Geral das Artes
In the fictional docudrama Iracema (de Questembert), specially made for the Lyon Biennale, Maria Thereza Alves recounts the story of Iracema, a young indigenous woman from Corubime, an isolated Brazilian village. Iracema makes the long journey from her village to São Paulo and then to France, where she learns that she has just inherited her father’s estate.
Iracema is now the owner of a vast property which the local authorities would like to buy from her rather than see it in the hands of a “savage”. Undaunted, Iracema fights to keep her property, where she later founds the Questembert Institute for Art and Science. She makes speeches at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre questioning the legality of French statehood and sets about meeting artists and thinkers such as Carla Accardi, Fabrice Hybert, Constantine Brancusi and Olivier Messiaen.
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00
Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
A Letter from Yene
Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.
Realism Without Authority
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.
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or by appointment.
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In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar