Inside the Amazon

5.11.2021 —

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Claudia Andujar, Forêt amazonienne from the Yanomami Dreams series, 2015. © Musée d’ethnographie de Genève. Photo: Johnathan Watts

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Since the 1960s, Swiss-born, São Paulo-based photographer Claudia Andujar (b. 1931, in Neuchâtel) has dedicated her work to the indigenous community of the Yanomami in the Amazon rainforest, of which she is an active advocate. The Fotomuseum Winterthur will open now an extensive solo exhibition on her work. As part of the CULTURESCAPES Amazonas [Amazon] festival, and as a response to Andujar’s presentation at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Kunsthaus is enabling an accompanying view of the topic. On display will be a selection of Andujar's prominent work photography series such as Yanomami Dreams and Através do Fusca, both from the 1970s. These series from private and public collections from Europe and Brazil will be presented next to drawings by Yanomami-artist Poraco which are on display in Switzerland for the first time. Furthermore, the Kunsthaus will organize different events and lectures talking about the possibility of different forms of active participations, discussed amongst others with a younger generation of artists from Brazil but living here in Basel as Felipe Castelblanco. As an extension of the solo exhibition by the Italian-born, Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino – on view at Kunsthaus Baselland through 26 September – the second volume of the magazine PRESENTE will be published.

Curator: Ines Goldbach