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Belleville Elementary School

REDEMPTION is an art installation by Mariana Luiza that aims to reflect and criticize the ideology of racial whitening, widespread in Brazil between 1850 and 1945, through two distinct experiments on Time. Race-whitening theorists believed in the biological superiority of the white European male, and asserted that progress and development in Brazil would only be possible through the extinction of blacks and indigenous peoples (symbols of backwardness). Following eugenicist principles of societal evolution, the Brazilian government developed laws and public policies aimed at exterminating blacks and indigenous people within the space of a hundred years. But what do the terms "progress" and "evolution" mean? Do they mean "destroying indigenous peoples and forests"? 

Pupils from Belleville elementary school will take part in a series of workshops to raise awareness of this delicate subject, and will set up their own installation in their school at the end of the program. 

The workshops will take place every week from the end of November until the end of January, with a special introductory session on Tuesday November 21.

For more information on the dates, please contact us by e-mail or on our social networks.
Belleville school 
77 Boulevard de Belleville,
Paris 11th
Foundation for Memory of Slaves
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