Screenings · Exhibition-Related

Screening: Karaiw a’e wà (The Civilized)

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Zahy Guajajara, Karaiw a’e wà (The Civilized), 2022 (still). Video, color, sound, 14:30. Commissioned by MAM-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the exhibition “Nakoada: Strategies for Modern Art.” Courtesy the artist and Candombá

As part of the exhibition “Screens Series: Zahy Guajajara,” the New Museum will present the artist’s film Karaiw a’e wà (The Civilized) (2022) in the New Museum Theater on select Sundays.

Screenings will take place every fifteen minutes, beginning at 12 p.m. The last screening is at 4:45 p.m. Access to the New Museum Theater is included with general admission.

The program will be presented onsite at the New Museum. Vaccination and masks are strongly recommended, but not required. Please review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.

Zahy Guajajara (b. 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, actor, and activist from the Tentehar-Guajajara people. Interweaving dialogue in her first language, Ze’eng Eté, a dialect of the Tupi-Guarani trunk, and Portuguese, Guajajara’s video works examine contemporary indigenous identities and experiences amidst ongoing struggles for land rights and against ecological exploitation in the aftermath of colonial invasion.

Tackling issues of hybridity, assimilation, autonomy, and techno-centric civilization, Guajajara’s Karaiw a’e wà (The Civilized) considers Indigenous Futurism as a methodology for countering the historical erasure of Indigenous knowledge, technologies, and creative forms.


November 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11
January 8, 15, 22, 29

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