2024.04.13 - 05.12

Claudia Andujar クラウディア・アンドゥハル

The Yanomami Struggle
With Davi Kopenawa and Yanomami artists

In collaboration with Instituto Moreira Salles
Co-organiser: Kyoto Prefecture

Curated by Thyago Nogueira
Scenography by Osamu Ouchi (nano/nano graphics)

Claudia Andujar was born in Switzerland in 1931 and raised in Transylvania before immigrating to New York City in 1946 after escaping the Holocaust, when most of her Jewish family was exterminated. She moved to Brazil in 1955, where she started a career as a photographer. In 1971, Andujar met the Yanomami people – one of the largest indigenous groups in Brazilian Amazonia – while working in an assigment for the Brazilian magazine Realidade. The encounter changed her life. For over five decades, Andujar has been collaborating with the Yanomami people in defense of their rights and sovereignty. This exhibition tells the story of this collaboration through Claudia Andujar’s work, the words of Yanomami shaman and spokesperson Davi Kopenawa, as well as drawings and films by Yanomami artists. It also presents the Yanomami cosmovision and policits in an effort to protect their society from non-indigenous threaths and violence.

Claudia Andujar, <span class="u-italic400">Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state</span>, 1976. Mineral pigment print, from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

Claudia Andujar, Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state, 1976. Mineral pigment print, from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

Claudia Andujar,  <span class="u-italic400">Susi Korihana thëri</span>, Catrimani, 1972–1974. 
Mineral pigment print from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

Claudia Andujar, Susi Korihana thëri, Catrimani, 1972–1974. Mineral pigment print from infrared film. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

Claudia Andujar, <span class="u-italic400">Guests from the Xaxanapi community enter the collective house of their Korihana thëri hosts for the inauguration of the reahu ceremony,</span> Catrimani, 1974. 
Mineral pigment print. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

Claudia Andujar, Guests from the Xaxanapi community enter the collective house of their Korihana thëri hosts for the inauguration of the reahu ceremony, Catrimani, 1974. Mineral pigment print. (68.5 x 102.5 cm). Instituto Moreira Salles Collection

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