Umbanda - one of the most impressive phenomena of Brazilian civilization

  • Gustavo Vieira

The installation was a creative exploration of one of the most impressive phenomena of Brazilian civilization. The exhibit was held on April 22nd and sought to bring the Afro-Brazilian religion of Umbanda to life through art. The installation itself resembled an altar, with white birds symbolizing the gods and receiving offers from worshippers. The exhibit was a tribute to the values of love, charity, solidarity, and respect that Umbanda embodies. The installation was designed to provide a powerful and immersive experience for viewers, as they were able to witness the beauty and intricacy of Umbanda in a new and exciting way. The artistic interpretation of the religion helped to communicate the importance of this tradition to a wider audience. The installation was a true testament to the creative potential of art in exploring and sharing cultural experiences and was a unique opportunity for visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Umbanda and its values.

The pots in the installation were created to resemble "alguidares," which are vessels used in the Umbanda religion to hold offerings made by worshippers. The pots were all hand-made with clay, using three different techniques to create a variety of shapes and sizes.

This attention to detail and craftsmanship was an important part of the exhibit, as it helped to create a more authentic and immersive experience for visitors. By replicating the "alguidares," the installation was able to convey the spiritual significance of the Umbanda religion in a tangible and relatable way.