- Year: 2006
- Place: Minas Gerais
- Land: Brazil (-18.5264844,-44.1588654) centr.
- Category: Earth/ Soil, Participation/ Social issues/ Politics, and Resources/ Energy/ Nuclear/ Fossil
- Artist: Bethônico, Mabe
Land of Birth: Brazil
Bethônico’s MUSEUM OF PUBLIC CONCERNS gathers documentation about mining in Minas Gerais that applies a different and critical view to the predominantly state- or company-owned mining museums in Brazil. >>
“While mineral extraction is a huge global business dominated by few multinational companies, the damage done to the local landscape and surrounding community is conspicuously absent from local and national public debate. In an effort to raise critical awareness and foster discussion, documentary and photographic material from historical archives are compiled, while field research is done, constituting source content, such as research about the presence of women in the mining fields in Minas Gerais.” (Mabe Bethônico) >>