The "cry for the planet" and the COP 21
In 2008, World Year of the Tree, Frans Krajcberg was at the exhibition O Grito - Ano Mundial da árvore, at the Palacete Das Artes Rodin, in Bahia.
In 2012 his work is presented to João Pessoa, in Natureza Extrema for the inauguration of the Museum of Estação Cabo Branco. Ten years after the Bagatelle exhibition, his “Cry for the planet” is essential in international negotiations on the environment.
In 2015, Frans Krajcberg and the Espace Frans Krajcberg played a major role within the COP 21, welcoming a delegation of Amerindian leaders, guarantors of ecological, climatic and cultural balance on a planetary scale. Despite their absence, it was crucial to give them a special place in the Paris climate negotiations. For a few months, Espace Frans Krajcberg was a laboratory of ideas and exchanges, a “branch of the Amazon in Paris”.
2015 was the Year of Climate. The negotiations are taking place in Paris as part of the COP21. In Brazil, “O Grito para o Planeta” resonates at the Environment Museum - Museu do Meio Ambiente, in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro.
In Paris, the Espace Krajcberg welcomes representatives from France, Brazil, Peru, Amerindian peoples and artists to impose the protection of the Amazonian forest, guarantor of the ecological, climatic and cultural balance of our land, in official debates.
Artists, activists, environmentalists, politicians and representatives of indigenous peoples unite to draw attention to the urgency of effectively protecting the largest forest on the planet. Exhibitions, conferences, seminars and screenings are organized to make the voices of the peoples of the Amazon rainforest heard.
The exhibition “From the Rio Negro Manifesto to the Ashaninka Manifesto” opens on November 24, while photos of the works of Frans Krajcberg and portraits of Amerindians by Anouk Garcia are installed on the esplanade of Gare Montparnasse;
- from November 25 to 27, a colloquium is organized by UNESCO and the Musée de l'Homme on "Indigenous Peoples facing Climate Change" Benki Piyãnko Ashaninka and Marishori Ashaninka and "Climate change in Haut Juruá-Brazil, Ucayali -Peru and the fight of the Ashaninka for the protection of Biodiversity. ";
- November 28: meeting with the Amerindian delegation at the Espace Frans Krajcberg (projects, issues, alerts and demands for COP21);
- from December 1 to 6 at the Quai Branly Museum: conference and Film Festival of the "Videos Nas Aldeias" project (Video in the Villages). "Videos nas Aldeias, 30 years of Amerindian cinema", with Vincent Carelli; "Struggle, projects and solutions of the Ashaninka people (Brazil and Peru)";
- from December 1 to 6 at the Quai Branly Museum: conference and Film Festival of the “Videos Nas Aldeias'' project (Video in the Villages). “Videos nas Aldeias, 30 years of Amerindian cinema”, with Vincent Carelli “Struggle, projects and solutions of the Ashaninka people (Brazil and Peru)”;
- on December 7 the conference “Imaginary and figuration of the Amerindian” (Fictions, essays, testimonies from Amazonia), was held at Espace Frans Krajcberg, organized by the Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris-3 and at Le Bourget, Pavillon des Indigenous Peoples: conference on “The peoples of the Amazon border facing climate change”, with Puwé Luiz Puyanawa, Yubé Huni Kuin, Moises, Wewito, Dora Jiribati. At the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Department of Philosophy and Place du Capitole: public interventions by Benki Piyanko Ashaninka and Marishöri Najashi, political and artistic meetings.
Benki Piyako Ashaninka, Frans Krajcberg, Puwé Luiz Puyanawa (Brazil) and Walter Lopez Shipibo (Peru). Photo by Anouk Gaarcia / AKIRI.