Yanomami, l'esprit de la forêt



The principle of the exhibition, organized by the Fondation Cartier in May 2003, was to spark a meeting between the shamans from a Yanomami village in the Brazilian Amazon and five international artists. The latter were each welcomed in the Yanomami community before testing their creative worlds against shamanic images, with no intention to illustrate or translate, simply by rolling out a space of “free association.”
Archive photographs, geographic maps, and contemporary works presented in the exhibition catalog relate the unique experience of the artists invited to Watoriki and the recent history of the Yanomami people. Contemporary art and mythical thought prove to be secretly in tune with each other, asserting the power of the image that is dreamed, thought, or told.

Yanomami, l’esprit de la forêt
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2003
Hardback with dustjacket, 22 x 28 cm, 208 pages, 341 color and black and white illustrations
Foreword by Bruce Albert and Hervé Chandès
Texts by Bruce Albert and Davi Kopenawa
French version only
Distribution in France: Actes Sud, Arles
ISBN: 978-2-7427-4266-0
Price: 38.60 euros

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