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The Bone Palace | Slate

The Bone Palace | Slate | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Raymond Bandar is an artist, retired teacher, naturalist, and a member of the California Academy of Sciences. He also created what he calls a “bone palace,” a collection of close to 7,000 skulls and skeletons at his home in San Francisco...

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Mort de l'artiste brésilien Frans Krajcberg, défenseur de la forêt amazonienne | France Info

Mort de l'artiste brésilien Frans Krajcberg, défenseur de la forêt amazonienne | France Info | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Polonais de naissance, seul survivant de la Shoah dans sa famille, il s'installe dès la fin des années 1940 au Brésil. Devenu peintre et sculpteur, Frans Krajcberg fut pionnier de la lutte pour la sauvegarde de l'Amazonie. Il est décédé à Rio de Janeiro à l'âge de 96 ans...

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This is what Native Americans think about Thanksgiving | The Independent

This is what Native Americans think about Thanksgiving | The Independent | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

As millions in the US engage in the annual Thanksgiving day traditions of eating and shopping, it's worth remembering that not everyone celebrates the event. Back in 2015 a group of Native Americans revealed how they feel about the holiday in a series of powerful videos. Among the words they used were “sadness”, “slaughter” and “lies”...

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Native American chefs on their indigenous cuisines: "This is not a trend" | The Independent

Native American chefs on their indigenous cuisines: "This is not a trend" | The Independent | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and cooking methods, was approached by a regional food magazine: Would he like to provide a recipe for their Thanksgiving issue?...

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Celebra la UNAM 10 años de CU como patrimonio mundial | Excelsior.com

Celebra la UNAM 10 años de CU como patrimonio mundial | Excelsior.com | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Con diversas actividades culturales, la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) celebrará el décimo aniversario de la inscripción de su Campus Central de Ciudad Universitaria en la lista del patrimonio mundial.

Entre ellas, destaca un concierto conmemorativo que también festejará el décimo quinto aniversario del Seminario de Música en la Nueva España y el México Independiente y del Sistema Musicat.

En entrevista para UNAM Global, la integrante del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Lucero Enríquez, detalló que para en el concierto participarán obras provenientes de los archivos de las catedrales de México y Durango que abarcan 200 años, y también la contribución de la Chicago Arts Orchestra...

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History of Peru Series — Part 12: Ayacucho — The Wari | Peruvian Times

The following three parts (12 to 14) throw the spotlight on Ayacucho and deal with a time span from the birth of the Andean pueblos through to a recent newspaper report that Ayacucho is – allegedly – a principal funnel into the VRAE for arms, money laundering, and other accoutrements of narco-terrorism (the VRAE is the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene Rivers; e.g. from Huamanga, the departmental capital which is also called Ayacucho, you can catch a combi down to the Ene).

Part 12 deals with the “golden period” of the Wari empire (550 to 1100 AD), memory and mention of which was lost for 400 years after a brief citation in a post-conquest chronicle. Part 13 will look at the “eternal pueblo on the edge” by visiting Sarhua, one of the better-known of Ayacucho’s mountainside communities. Part 14 is out of historical sequence in order to muse over the question as to whether history offers explanations for Ayacucho’s ups and downs in the latter part of the twentieth century.

The first eleven articles in this series covered the period from the first cities (say approximately 5000 years ago) to the end of the classical or early intermediate period around 550 AD. Now we make a visit outside the central coastal area of Peru including Lima to the Wari heartland before continuing a tour to archaeological sites that (between them – see below) tell us much about the period 550 to, say, 1570 AD when the last of the Inca strongholds collapses.

The sheer genius in crafting ceramics and textiles by the Moche, Central Coast (Ancient Lima), and Paracas-Nasca cultures, taken together with the contemporaneous cultures of Recuay, Salinar and Vicús — and in general the splendors of the classical period — provide a reference period or datum line in Peruvian history. This period up to around 500 A.D. could also be labeled “Before Empire” and that empire was called Wari-Tiwanaku.

However, first we have to deal with some basic questions. Was it really an empire? How did it expand? Why did it die? Was it as bloodthirsty as some museums seem to believe? What was its legacy handed down to the Incas?..

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Tattoo exhibition spotlights Southern Californian artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County | Art Daily

Tattoo exhibition spotlights Southern Californian artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened the traveling exhibition Tattoo to Southern California from November 19, 2017 to April 15, 2018. Created and developed by the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris, the NHMLA presentation of Tattoo concludes an international tour at stops including Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum and Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Tattoo explores more than 5,000 years of history, culture, and art connected to ink through specially commissioned, tattooed silicone forms; hand-drawn art; videos of tattoo ceremonies; interview footage of luminary practitioners; and the technology and tools of the trade—all while also spotlighting the vibrant tattoo scene in L.A.

While tattooing tools may vary from artist to artist, tattooists have employed a common method: puncture the skin and deposit pigment. The exhibition explores the variety of tools used around the world and throughout the history of tattooing including knives and needles made of citrus thorns, cactus spines, and metal. Historic highlights include a 250-year-old inkpad that belonged to a family in Jerusalem who used candle soot mixed with wine to tattoo pilgrims on their journey and an electric stencil pen from Thomas Edison, which inspired the first electric tattoo machine...

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First major exhibition to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting opens | Art Daily

First major exhibition to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting opens | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, the first major exhibition to reposition the history of 18th-century Mexican painting, a vibrant period marked by major stylistic changes and the invention of compelling new iconographies. Co-organized by LACMA and Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C. in Mexico City, this exhibition foregrounds the connections between Mexican painting and transatlantic artistic trends while emphasizing Mexican painting’s internal developments and remarkable pictorial output. More than 100 paintings are presented in the exhibition, many on view for the first time and restored for this exhibition.

Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici is curated by Ilona Katzew, curator and department head of Latin American art at LACMA, with guest co-curators Jaime Cuadriello, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Paula Mues Orts, Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía, both of Mexico City, and Luisa Elena Alcalá, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid of Spain. The exhibition opens in Mexico City at the Palacio de Cultura Citibanamex-Palacio de Iturbide (Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C.) (June 29–October 15, 2017), before traveling to LACMA (November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018) and subsequently to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 24–July 22, 2018). Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici is presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and is one of a handful of historical exhibitions focusing on the legacy of Latin American art before the 20th century...

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The Native American tribe that shared the first Thanksgiving dinner with Pilgrims 400 years ago is reclaiming its lost language | Independent

The Native American tribe that shared the first Thanksgiving dinner with Pilgrims 400 years ago is reclaiming its lost language | Independent | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.

“Weesowee mahkusunash,” says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag phrase for “yellow shoes” as she reads to a preschool class from Sandra Boynton's popular children's book Blue Hat, Green Hat.

The Mukayuhsak Weekuw — or “Children's House ” — is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in 1621 that helped form the basis for the country's Thanksgiving tradition...

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Nicaragua : Sergio Ramírez, de la révolution au sommet de la littérature | Courrier International

Nicaragua : Sergio Ramírez, de la révolution au sommet de la littérature | Courrier International | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Cet ancien sandiniste vient de recevoir le prix Cervantes, le “Nobel” de la littérature hispanophone. Son parcours a longtemps oscillé entre la politique et l’écriture – qu’il a fini par choisir...

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L’identité du Nord déboulonnée par l’écrivaine Niviaq Korneliussen | Radio Canada International

L’identité du Nord déboulonnée par l’écrivaine Niviaq Korneliussen | Radio Canada International | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

C’est lors d’un passage au Groenland pour y donner un séminaire que Daniel Chartier a été invité au lancement du premier livre de la jeune écrivaine Niviaq Korneliussen Homo sapienne. L’approche littéraire de cette jeune romancière inuite, qui rejette le post-colonialisme, a tout de suite intéressé Daniel Chartier qui est directeur du Laboratoire international d’étude…[AUDIO]

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American Indian artifact traded for 'old Texas spurs and a few dollars' brings $55,000 at Heritage Auctions | Art Daily

American Indian artifact traded for 'old Texas spurs and a few dollars' brings $55,000 at Heritage Auctions | Art Daily | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A collector who traded a pair of old Texas spurs and a few dollars for a brown basket, which sat on his TV stand for 25 years, is $55,000 richer...

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L'ancienne maison de James Baldwin va disparaître au profit d'un projet immobilier | Actualitte

L'ancienne maison de James Baldwin va disparaître au profit d'un projet immobilier | Actualitte | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Hier, le quotidien Nice Matin a rappelé qu’une construction de grande envergure se prépare chemin du Pillon, sur l’ancienne demeure de James Baldwin. En effet, l’agence immobilière de luxe Sotheby’s prévoit d’y bâtir le « Jardin des Arts » : 19 appartements haut de gamme, de 100 à 250 m2, imaginé par l’architecte Philippe Caron et décoré par Collection Privée. 4 logements ont d’ores et déjà été réservés. Dans ce complexe qui sera livré juin 2019, on trouvera aussi une salle de fitness, un sauna et une piscine à débordement.

La vidéo de présentation du projet immobilier indique qu’une « bastide provençale classée trône au milieu du site ». Or cette dernière n’est autre que l’ancienne maison de l’écrivain américain James Baldwin. Ce dernier, né en 1924 à New York était un écrivain engagé dans la lutte pour les droits civiques. Noir, homosexuel, pauvre, il décide en 1948, à l’âge de 24 ans, de fuir les États-Unis, où le racisme règne, et arrive en France. Il voyage aussi en Suisse et en Turquie...

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Amazonie: les tribus aiguisent leurs flèches contre les envahisseurs | La Voix du Nord

Amazonie: les tribus aiguisent leurs flèches contre les envahisseurs | La Voix du Nord | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

On les voit apparaître en silence, surgissant de nulle part: une douzaine de silhouettes mi-nues, en long pagne rouge vermillon, qui se mettent en travers de la route de terre. Ce sont les Waiapi, une tribu de la forêt amazonienne qui craint désormais une invasion des compagnies minières internationales.

Ces Indiens à la peau recouverte de pigment rouge et noir, qui amènent les journalistes de l'AFP jusqu'à un hameau de cabanes en chaume de palme caché dans les feuillages, jurent de défendre leur territoire jusqu'à la mort...

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Magnum in Harlem | Slash Paris

Magnum in Harlem | Slash Paris | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Au nord de Central Park, davantage qu’un quartier, au firmament des hauts lieux les plus attractifs de New York, Harlem a toujours suscité autant d’intérêt et de ferveur que son histoire aura été féconde, incisive ou meurtrie mais sans cesse renaissante.

Harlem est indissociable de la culture afro-américaine et de la lutte pour l’égalité des droits civiques produisant, au fil de son territoire, une géographie physique et sensible de vies qui se dévoilent aussi simplement qu’y transparait une affirmation identitaire belle et puissante...

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Tracing the origins of the Noir Marron in French Guiana | Archaeology News Network

Tracing the origins of the Noir Marron in French Guiana | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

New genetic data bear witness to transatlantic ties severed by slavery and triangular trade. Scientists from the Anthropologie Moléculaire et Imagerie de Synthèse (CNRS/Université Toulouse III -- Paul Sabatier/Paris Descartes University) and Ecological Anthropology and Ethnobiology (CNRS/MNHN) research units have shown that members of Maroon communities in South America -- formed over four centuries ago by Africans who escaped slavery -- have remarkably preserved their African genetic heritage (98%). In contrast, the same cannot be said for African-descendants from Brazil and Colombia. The researchers' findings are published in the American Journal of Human Genetics...

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Scientists: Half of Hawaii's coral reefs bleached in 2014-15 | Hawaii News Now

Scientists: Half of Hawaii's coral reefs bleached in 2014-15 | Hawaii News Now | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers.

The scientists from the Nature Conservancy briefed the lawmakers on Thursday about what they called an unprecedented situation for Hawaii's sea life.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said 56 percent of the Big Island's coral were bleached, along with 44 percent along West Maui and 32 percent around Oahu.

The scientists said more severe and frequent bleaching is predicted...

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Punta de Manabique, el paraíso que se transforma en vertedero | Prensa Libre

Punta de Manabique, el paraíso que se transforma en vertedero | Prensa Libre | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Un panorama desolador, similar al de un vertedero, pero sin recolectores, se observa en las que un día fueron playas paradisiacas de la bocabarra del río Motagua, en Punta de Manabique, las cuales nuevamente lucen atestadas de basura a pesar de algunas acciones que se han tomado para evitar que la corriente lleve desechos hasta el mar.

Un ecosistema muerto, aves de rapiña que buscan restos de animales muertos y un grupo de vecinos junto a soldados intentan limpiar algo que parece imposible, es lo que se observa en unos 15 kilómetros de playa en el área limítrofe con Honduras.

La basura amenaza con seguir su paso hacia la profundidad del mar Caribe y producir daños irreversibles para muchas especies y los arrecifes de coral...[VIDEO]

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Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site | Archaeology News Network

Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said.

Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site.
"I have received the lamentable and tragic news of a fire that has destroyed the archaeological monument of Ventarron," museum head Walter Alva said in a statement.

The temple of Ventarron dates back 4,500 years and is considered the oldest discovered in the Americas...[VIDEO]

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Guatemala welcomes home Mayan artefacts rescued from Europe | Archaeology News Network

Guatemala welcomes home Mayan artefacts rescued from Europe | Archaeology News Network | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The artifacts, which range from loose pieces, bowls, plates and ceramic figures, date from 250 to 900 AD.

Guatemala welcomes home Mayan artefacts rescued from Europe.
Eighteen Mayan artifacts have returned to the Guatemalan National Palace after being repossessed from private collectors across Europe, the Ministry of Culture and Sports announced.

The collection of pre-Columbian pottery and sculptures arrived in Guatemala Tuesday after more than 50 years in Germany, Italy and Switzerland, Minister Jose Luis Chea said.

The artifacts, which range from loose pieces, bowls, plates and ceramic figures, date from 250 to 900 AD and will be a welcome addition to the other remnants from the early classical period of Mayan civilization...

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la Diagonale de l’art - Nutashkuan, un Film bien engagé | Libération

la Diagonale de l’art - Nutashkuan, un Film bien engagé | Libération | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

900km sur la route 138, pour arriver dans la réserve la plus éloignée de la côte Nord : Nutashkuan ! L’immensité de l’espace, la neige, et le blizzard …d’emblée le spectateur est en apesanteur entre la Voix off de la jeune artiste et la mélodie Lighthouse du chanteur canadien Patrick…

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Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation | Vice

Photos of Queer Life on a Sprawling Native American Reservation | Vice | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

The Navajo Nation—the biggest reservation in the US—can get lonely, especially if you identify as LGBTQ. But advocates and members of the community hope that change is coming....

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Un incendio en un sitio arqueológico de Perú destruye uno de los murales más antiguos de América Latina | Prensa Libre (Guatemala)

Un incendio en un sitio arqueológico de Perú destruye uno de los murales más antiguos de América Latina | Prensa Libre (Guatemala) | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

América Latina se quedó este fin de semana sin una pieza única de su historia...

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A 1,000 year old hidden passageway has been discovered under a Mayan temple | Independent

A 1,000 year old hidden passageway has been discovered under a Mayan temple | Independent | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Archaeologists believe they have found a hidden passageway beneath a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple.

The experts discovered the tunnel under the Kulkulcan pyramid, which is part of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in Yucatan, Mexico.

They think it could lead to a natural, water-filled sinkhole known as a cenote, which was discovered beneath the temple in 2015...[VIDEO]

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'A way of healing': Art and memory in Latin America | BBC

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A woman sits centre stage reading aloud.

At regular intervals a dentist enters and injects her mouth with a shot of anaesthetic.

Over the course of the 70-minute performance, her speech becomes increasingly muffled but her words never cease.

This is The Truth, a piece by Guatemalan performance artist Regina José Galindo.

She is reading testimonies from the indigenous Maya people who suffered massacre, torture and rape at the hands of the Guatemalan military during the Central American country's 36-year civil war.

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Misterio en México: tras un terremoto desaparece un "paraíso" acuático | Clarin

Misterio en México: tras un terremoto desaparece un "paraíso" acuático | Clarin | Kiosque du monde : Amériques | Scoop.it

Un pequeño paraíso acuático, las "Cascadas de Agua Azul", que solía atraer a numerosos turistas en el estado sureño de Chiapas, desapareció de la noche a la mañana por efecto del terremoto de 8,2 grados Richter que sacudió a la zona el 7 de septiembre pasado.

"El azul añil del agua, el verde de la vegetación, la brisa constante y el sonido acuático inagotable contribuyen a hacer de este lugar, uno de los más espectaculares e inolvidables de México", solía anunciarse este pequeño edén a través de Internet...

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