Alicia Saravia, Chané ceramist from the municipality of Tutiatí, extracts clay for her pottery. Campo Durán, Salta, Argentina.
The Knowledge from Earth, © Milagro Tejerina (2019)
23. October 2020 - 03. January 2021 Add to Calendar

The Listening and the Winds

Exhibition ifa Gallery Berlin
Opening: 22.10.2020, 14:00 - 22:00
Alicia Saravia, Chané ceramist from the municipality of Tutiatí, extracts clay for her pottery. Campo Durán, Salta, Argentina.
The Knowledge from Earth, © Milagro Tejerina (2019)

Narratives and Inscriptions of the Gran Chaco

'The Listenings and the Winds' brings together various indigenous communities of the Gran Chaco and those who do not want to be defined by their origins. The exhibition brings together activists, artisans, and mediators and initiates dialogues along with different traditions of knowledge, which are inevitably processes of decolonisation. In particular, women manifest their concerns within this framework: they form their works and discourses out of natural materials. They raise the word and translate what different living beings tell them. The exhibition shows moments of their actions and artefacts, such as textiles, ceramics, drawings, acoustic and audiovisual landscapes.

This exhibition project began its journey in Tartagal, a small city in Argentina's far north. The city inhabits thousands, including seven communities of Pueblos Originarios and non-indigenous people of diverse origins and backgrounds. In this territory, border enclave, that it is a synecdoche of another more extensive and porous, where present and past coexist, memories and resistance entwine. The confrontation between different ways of understanding nature implies a dispute for the future: either it is treated as a productive resource or as an entirety of which human beings are part.

With works by:

  • Collective Orembiapo Maipora in collaboration with Florencia Califano
  • Collective Thañí in collaboration with Guido Yanitto
  • Archive of the Radio Comunitaria La Voz Indígena, based on the research by Mariana Ortega in collaboration with Daniela Seggiaro and Cecilia Castro
  • Brayan Sticks in collaboration with Taller de Memoria Étnica and Instituto Terciario Nº 6029 Tartagal, Salta, Argentina
  • Carlos 'Pajita' García Bes

Curated by Andrea Fernández

Programme focus 'Environment'

The ifa galleries' programme focus 'Environment' looks at traces left by colonisation and globalisation in our environment and encounters worldwide, local forms of resistance. The destruction of ecosystems, land grabbing, and the associated obliteration of cultural identities are addressed. Simultaneously, the strength of indigenous concepts of life and nature for shaping the future becomes apparent.

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
D-10115 Berlin 

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00 during exhibition periods
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.

The applicable hygiene rules must be observed.

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