GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS

Exposing goes beyond creating, it is presenting the creation to the world.

 

We stand there, next to each of our “babies”and wait to see how they will be received by the world.

It is at this moment that we observe the other's gaze upon us, after all our products are an extension of our being, our thinking, our feeling.

 

This is why taking part in an exhibition, or  set up one from the beginning is so difficult and, at the same time, so rewarding.

Rua Professor Filadelfo Azevedo, 521

Casa 2 - Vila Nova Conceição

São Paulo

NATIONALS AND INTERNATIONALS

 

The YANKATU Gallery fosters culture through exhibitions, chats and workshops. The master line of curatorship is based on the research of Brazilian handicraft techniques and traditions as well as their relations with the environment and its ancestry.

To see the beauty and art that sometimes go unnoticed and bring them to the surface, presenting all their potential and allowing others to see through my eyes. Perhaps that is the great purpose of Yankatu Gallery.

Maria, I would give you my flower garden

June 2019

An invitation to contemplate, to a stop that allows time to continue passing while we enjoy without haste the subtle layers that cover our soul.

It is in this slow rhythm and through proportions that go beyond the common limits, very characteristic traits of Daniela Karam's work, that she leads us to another dimension where strength and delicacy coexist in perfect balance, in an interpretation that, as Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento said, "has this strange mania of having faith in life."

Artist: Daniela Karam

 

Conta.to encounters, memories and longing

May 2019

Ceramics, crystals, solid wood and brass, graceful details

that translate the artist's feelings in relation to time and, through her gaze and hands, they become art.

 

Maria Helena’s soul joins that of artisan Deuzani, Yankatu and mine and invite you to step into this exhibition, evoke your memories and find meaning in all remembrances, encounters and longings that make you who you are.

Artist: Maria Helena Emediato

Fotos: Marcelo Oseas

 

Chronicle Muduruku 

March 2019

Uma Crônica Munduruku, do fotógrafo Marcelo Oséas, é muito mais que uma exposição: é um chamado, um manifesto, uma atitude.

Enche nossos olhos através da beleza das imagens.

Encanta ao desvendar os caminhos trilhados pelo artista até concluir as obras, pigmentadas uma a uma com materiais coletados por ele em sua viagem à Amazônia.

Emociona com a urgência do seu propósito.

Artista: Marcelo Oséas

 

Vídeo: Fabio Tozzi

Coisas e Não Coisas

November 2018

Things and Not Things is an exhibition that presents the work of the artist Zana Maria Alves, her research of yo-yo as a particle, with its shape, texture and finish taken to the limit, to the threshold of art.

Zana Maria is an artist and the yo-yo through her gains another purpose: to deconstruct our gaze and show that not everything has to have a name, a reason, a function, and that there are "no things" that can exist just to enchant us. In fact, they must, cause what would be of life without this breathe for our soul?

From my meeting with Zana in 2015 the Ipê lamp was born and from then on, a precious friendship flourished, so for me this exhibition also has a very special meaning, the way I found to pay homage to her art.

 
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Pollume Brilha

interweaving poetics

October 2018

This exhibition marks a new stage of Yankatu, a stage in which we go beyond our pieces, our work, and intend to share our look, opening the doors of our space for exhibitions of artists, designers and artisans, who dialogue with our concept, with our values, with our soul.

Having the artist, and dear friend, Clarice Borian at our side and the exhibition Pollume Shine opening this new phase have an immeasurable significance, and to complete the magical climate, reforester Diego Lahóz of Flowers in Cement has created a botanical world and the dear Zana Maria Alves, a gastronomic experience, allowing us to enter a dream.

Fotos: Marcelo Oseas

 
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Book Launch: Deuzani - the Valley poet

August 2018

A day full of emotions, smiles, laughs and talks!

To achieve, along with dear friend Marcelo Oséas, to publish the book of poems so dreamed of by Deuzani, artisan, poet and so many other things that I so much admire!

 

There are 80 pages of poetry that transport us to the Jequitinhonha Valley, which makes us travel together along the paths traced by the poet and teach us the value and importance of simple things in life.

Want to know more? Click here.

 

Through Yankatu I expose not only my work, but also, and perhaps most importantly, the work of artisans connected to mine. It is a huge responsibility because I end up bringing with me the dream of many.

I hope to reflect all the affection and confidence that I receive from these wonderful people, and I hope also to be able to pass to you the same emotions that I felt and continue to feel till today for each step given.

 

DUAS CRÔNICAS

Novembro 2018

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro​

The Ni Table Lamp was awarded in the 5th Prize of the Brazilian Object by the A CASA Museum.

 

Honor Mention in the category Object of Autoral Production

 

 
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MADE LATINA

Novembro 2018

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro​

The Ni Table Lamp was awarded in the 5th Prize of the Brazilian Object by the A CASA Museum.

 

Honor Mention in the category Object of Autoral Production

 

 
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6º Prêmio do Objeto Brasileiro 

Novembro 2018

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro​

The Ni Table Lamp was awarded in the 5th Prize of the Brazilian Object by the A CASA Museum.

 

Honor Mention in the category Object of Autoral Production

 

 
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Exhibition Artisans, gold that flourish by hands

October 2018

Raízes Lounge - Tiradentes - MG​

This exhibition presented the pieces of the collection that bear the same name, contextualized by the beautiful images of the photographer Marcelo Oséas, during the Creative Week of Tiradentes 2018, in the city of Tiradentes, Minas Gerais.

 

To bring this exhibition to Tiradentes went much further than presenting my work, for me this was an opportunity to show to the artisans who were my source of inspiration and whose techniques and works were represented in my pieces, the grandeur and importance of what they do. Realizing the joy and excitement of each of them in feeling recognized in my work and understanding the homage I made to them and to all Brazilian artisans was of inestimable value.

Photos: Caca Bratke

 
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Desdobramentos Tiradentes Creative Week

October 2018

Aimorés lounge - Tiradentes - MG

Desdobrar, in Portuguese, can be understood as unfolding, dividing into parts, but in our case we’ve done the opposite, we have added up the parts, all of them. We add techniques, people, efforts and dedication. We add lives, materials, ideas and determination. We consolidate our exposition with the other meaning of desdobrar: to commit as much as possible.

 

Desdobramentos was an exhibition where everyone has dedicated themselves to the maximum to present and consolidate the purpose of Tiradentes Creative Week, a project conceived by Simone Quintas and Junior Guimarães, which aims, through exchanges and learning between designers and artisans, to widen horizons both in scope of the products as well as in the personal transformation that everyone involved experiences during the process.

 

For 8 months me and my partner and friend, the designer Sérgio Cabral, worked alongside the artisans participating in the 2017 Tiradentes Creative Week: Expedito Jonas de Jesus, Lilia Fonseca, Maria Conceição de Paula, Rondinelly Santos and Wagner Trindade. There were three immersions, numerous exchanges of messages and phone calls, sending of photos and materials. We dive in our heads, wrap families and teams together, and create luminaries, sculptures, jewelry, spoons, armchairs, and many other incredible pieces that show the many possibilities that exist when we free our imaginations.

Photos: Caca Bratke

 
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Unknown Territories

Abril 2018

Usagi Gallery - Brooklyn

Nova Iorque, EUA

O que dizer quando recebemos um convite vindo de Hong Kong para participar de uma exposição na qual a curadoria busca peças de designers que vão além da estética e passam uma mensagem sobre o contexto histórico, cultural e social do seu país?

 

Eu disse sim! E este sim me proporcionou conhecer pessoas incríveis que compartilham dos mesmos sentimentos que eu apesar de morarmos em partes diferentes do globo, me permitiu ter o meu trabalho e o da Deuzani e suas filhas exposto em uma cidade como Nova Iorque, durante a NYCxDesign, onde gente do mundo todo pôde entrar em contato com a tradição da cerâmica do Vale do Jequitinhonha e suas histórias, me fez descobrir que quando falo do que acredito consigo expressar minha emoção em outras línguas e contagiar quem estiver ao redor.

 

Enfim, só posso agradecer a Zsofia Ilosvai e a Elvira Cascione, da Design Pier, por terem me encontrado nem sei bem como e me convidado para participar da exposição Unknown Territories, na Usagi Gallery, em NY.

 

A exposição que era para ficar apenas durante o período da NYCxDesign fez sucesso e foi convidada pela galeria para se estender por mais um mês. E assim a Yankatu e o trabalho artesanal brasileiro tem a chance de apresentar para o mundo uma parte da riqueza do nosso país.

 
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SP - Arte 2018

April 2018

Bienal Pavillion

Yankatu participated in SP-Arte fair, in São Paulo, Brazil, at the exhibition ‘Desdobramentos”, in the space of the Tiradentes Creative Week.

Rococo Dresser, which is part of Yankatu Artisans collection, was launched at the fair, being considered one of the highlights of the event by various important medias. The dresser is the result of the work that I develop with the artisan and carver of scred art Rondinlelly Santos, from Tiradentes, MG.

 
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PIASA Auction Paris

December 2017

PIASA Auctions - Paris

Yankatu participated in the Design of Brazil 2017 auction, held by PIASA in Paris, with the Memórias Collection.

 

Design + Art do Brasil 2017 was a more daring trip than the previous one, in 2016. This time Piasa proposed a particular focus on the discovery of new Brazilian talents. With a wide variety of pieces that showcase the richness of contemporary design, the diversity of materials, the originality of the pieces, their little touches of humor or their interactivity. A subversive functional design that brings new symbolic dimensions and conquers the international market.

 

"The Campana brothers, in the origin of the" design d'auteur ", create works in the limits of contemporary art and with similar market dynamics, a tendency that continues to evolve and diversify ... The same is true of Mari Dabbur and Yankatu , who introduce elements of local craftsmanship in their pieces: the Meada armchair and the Conjunto Memórias emphasize the skills of the traditional weavers of Minas Gerais to reinvent them. "

Photos: PIASA

 
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Tiradentes Creative Week

Outubro 2017

Tiradentes / MG​

Foi um grande presente ser convidada pela Simone Quintas para participar do LAB, uma série de imersões para desenvolver produtos com o objetivo de estimular a criatividade e ampliar possibilidades, ao lado dos designers Daniela Karam, André Bastos e Guilherme Ribeiro (do Nada se Leva) e Paulo Alves e dos artesãos Expedito Jonas de Jesus, D. Lilia Fonseca, D. Maria da Conceição de Paula, Rondinelly Santos e Wagner Trindade.

 

No meio desse processo acabamos envolvendo também o talentoso fotógrafo João Bertholini, responsável não apenas pelas fotos que vocês podem ver ao lado, mas também pelas lindas fachadas emolduradas que receberam as tradicionais cruzes de Tiradentes feitas pela D. Lilia. 

 

Mergulhamos todos de cabeça, trocamos experiências e histórias de vida, ao mesmo tempo tão diferentes e tão iguais. Estávamos todos abertos para o novo, com vontade de ajudar e de aprender, e foi assim que nasceram produtos belíssimos que uniram materiais, técnicas e principalmente pessoas.

 

Como vocês podem notar, o resultado da Semana Criativa foi muito além das palestras e dos objetos criados, ela invadiu nossas almas e conquistou nossos corações.

Fotos: João Bertholini

 
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Exposição Moldar Mudar

a vida moldada no barro da alma

August 2017

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro

Rescuing traditions, without giving up what the present offers, always in search of a better future. Based on this thought that was born another exhibition of the group _ATY, constituted by me, Mari Dabbur, Marina Dias, Maria Helena Emediato e Aline Victor.

Faith, resilience, overcoming, and time.

Strong concepts perceived by each of us during our immersion in the Jequitinhonha Valley in January 2017. These are the solid foundations that have made and make the incredible women of this Valley rewrite their stories, day after day. Without realizing it, they were also the solid foundations that made it possible for us to put up this exhibition in just seven months, despite all the mishaps that we found along the way.

Through this exhibition we try to show everything behind each delicate ceramic work that these women create. From the way the work is carried on itself to the way it affects and is affected by the people who lives in its surroundings.

Brazilian beauty, in every way, that must be valued!

Photos: Juan Guerra

Watch the interview given to TV Câmara

 
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100% Brasil  - BRASIL S/A

April 2017

Università Degli Studi di Milano​

Milan - Itália

The biggest Brazilian design event in Milan. Banco Memórias was part of the 100% Brazil Show promoted by BRASIL S / A in Milan in April 2017.

 

Watch the interview given to journalist Marcia Carini of TV CASA COR.

Photos: Brasil S/A

 
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5th Brazilian Object Award

December 2016

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro​

The Memórias Collection was awarded in the 5th Prize of the Brazilian Object by the A CASA Museum.

 

2nd place in the category Object of Autoral Production

 

Juri: Maíra Fontenele - National Coordinator of the Craft Projects Portfolio of SEBRAE, Regina Galvão - Journalist specialized in Designer Sérgio J. Matos - Product Designer;

 

Photos: Angelo Miguel

 
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Fio da Meada Exhibition

November 2015

A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro

Mayumi is a unique person, determined, persistent and achiever of an incredible work. After some years in Japan, she returned to Brazil to dedicate herself in recovering the regional handcraft techniques of the Muzambinho, a city in the south part of Minas Gerais. With the passage of time she ended up recovering a lot more than she ever imagined.

My encounter with Mayumi was by chance or who knows, guided by the heart. It happened as follows: in search of more research material, I ended up at A Casa, a museum of Brazilian object. She was there, with her unique style, her exquisite pieces and her passion for the artisans of Muzambinho.  I came out of there with an invitation, travel and meet the artisans, and one certainty, this story would result in many others.

Together with Maria Helena Emediato, Mari Dabbur and Marina Dias, three friends and designers, that as me love Brazilian handcrafted work, I went there in search of knowledge, traditions and meanings. We found much more than that: we found stories of lives, full of tenderness but also of fight, courage and love for their work. We came back with some many inspirations that it overflowed our hearts.

We became even closer to implement another dream: carry out an art exhibition and present to the world the Brazilian potential, many times hidden and wrongly understood, giving back, in some way, all the affection that we have received. We hope that with the exhibitions we can demonstrate the importance of regional work and that it must be valued in order not to be forgotten. To the contrary, the young generations must see in it all of its underlying potential.

Photos: Juan Guerra

Watch the interview given to ARTE 1 channel

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