Artist: Carmela Gross

Marapeé, Project Parede
July 2 – December 14, 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil

This work of Carmela Gross is composed by names of foreign immigrants, of the countries they came from, and the age they had when they arrived in Brazil, together with names of places of São Paulo state and other words in Portuguese that came from the Tupi language of the Brazilian indian population. The contrast between the recent immigration to Brazil and the ancient immigration from indian populations, that arrived in America coming from northeast Asia, addresses our ideas of national and foreign.