Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th February 2024
Private View: Tuesday 20th February 6-9pm
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 8pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm
Migrate Art presents From The Ashes, an exhibition and auction raising funds for Xingu Indigenous communities of the Amazon Rainforest.
Exhibition and auction of new works by 29 Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary artists including Aislan Pankararu, Cornelia Parker, María Berrío, Richard Long, Shezad Dawood and Tacita Dean calling for the urgent need for conservation of the Amazon and support for the guardians of the rainforest.- Works created using ink, pigment and pastels manufactured from ash and charcoal gathered from the Amazon Rainforest fires.- Proceeds raised will provide vital support for Xingu Indigenous communities, such as firefighting equipment, reforesting initiatives, and monitoring technologies in the villages.
Migrate Art, the pioneering arts organisation that harnesses the power of creativity to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, presents its latest project, From The Ashes, dedicated to raising funds for two Indigenous Associations of Upper Xingu in the Amazon Rainforest, whose land has been extensively targeted by illegal deforestation. Produced in collaboration with the London-based arts research centre People’s Palace Projects, From The Ashes comprises an exhibition of new works by 29 contemporary artists - Indigenous and non-Indigenous - from around the world, including Cornelia Parker, Aislan Pankararu, María Berrío, Richard Long, Shezad Dawood and Tacita Dean, which will be on view at The Truman Brewery in London in February 2024 and go on sale as part of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary art auctions in March 2024. These illustrious artists have joined forces to create unique From The Ashes pieces, using paints, inks and pastels formulated from the ash and charcoal salvaged from the burnt remnants of the Amazon, created in partnership with Jackson’s Art Supplies. These works will be auctioned at Christie’s, with proceeds supporting the resistance of the Xingu people, and sustain indigenous fire brigades through purchasing equipment and funding training programmes. Funds raised will also support the development of indigenous-led reforesting initiatives across the Xingu territory to help the forest recover.
Artists participating in From The Ashes include: Aislan Pankararu, André Griffo, Andy Goldsworthy, Antonio Tarsis, Alfie Caine, Cornelia Parker, Glenys Johnson, Gokula Stoffel, Harminder Judge, Idris Khan, Indigenous artisans of the Ulupuwene and Topepeweke villages, John Kørner, Julie Curtiss, Kamo Waurá, Loie Hollowell, María Berrío, Mary Mattingly, Michel Mouffe, Nigel Cooke, Piers Secunda, Richard Long, Richard Woods, Robert Longo, Samuel de Saboia, Sarah Ball, Shezad Dawood, Tal R, Tacita Dean and Tony Bevan.