O que nos diz a arte kaxinawa sobre a relação entre identidade e alteridade?

Elsje Maria Lagrou

Turning to various anthropologists who have approached art as a specific type of language, this paper aims to show how the Cashinahua vision of the interweaving of alterity and identity in the fabric of life is expressed in their body painting and textile work. Here, the alternation between figure and ground calls attention to the simultaneous presence of both the figure and its counter-figure, just as in men's plumary art where the relation between symmetry and asymmetry receives a different but complementary treatment to the artwork produced by women.

Ethnology; Anthropology of Art; Cosmology; Cashinahua


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