The Yanomami Universe According to Claudia Andujar

The Yanomami Universe According to Claudia Andujar
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Over fifty years spent photographing the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous populations, threatened by illegal gold mining and the risk of contagion. Featuring the activism of Claudia Andujar the largest retrospective ever dedicated to the work of the Brazilian photographer of Swiss origins comes to Milan’s Triennial and is entitled La Lotta Yanomami. The exhibition - which inaugurates the partnership between Milan’s Triennial and the Cartier Foundation - presents the work of Andujar through over 300 photos in black and white and colour - many never seen before - along with an installation featuring audio-visual displays, archival material and a series of drawings created by Yanomami artists. The exhibition invites us to reflect on the artistic and political aspects of Andujar’s career, revealing the important contribution that the Brazilian artist made to photography, as well as to the Yanomami and their ancestral home. The language of the Yanomami, their hunts, their ceremonies, their walks through forest, the land threatened by the voracious material appetites of white people, are all portrayed in a flow of images that transports the visitor to this lost and despairing archipelago.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano