Press release

The Yanomami Struggle

The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and The Shed are pleased to announce the North American debut of The Yanomami Struggle, curated by Thyago Nogueira, Director of contemporary photography at IMS, São Paulo with the Guidance of Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami Shaman. This comprehensive exhibition is dedicated to the collaboration and friendship between artist and activist Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami people, one of the largest Indigenous groups living in Amazonia today.

Following acclaimed presentations at the IMS São Paulo, the Fondation Cartier, and the Barbican Centre (London), among other venues, the exhibition is expanded at The Shed to include more than 80 drawings and paintings by Yanomami artists André Taniki, Ehuana Yaira, Joseca Mokahesi, Orlando Naki uxima, Poraco Hiko, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwë and Vital Warasi. Visitors will also discover new video works by contemporary Brazilian Yanomami filmmakers Aida Harika, Edmar Tokorino, Morzaniel Iramari and Roseane Yariana.

These works appear alongside more than 200 photographs by Claudia Andujar. The dialogue established between the contemporary Yanomami artists’ work and Andujar’s photographs offers an unprecedented vision of the Yanomami culture and society.

The contemporary Yanomami works will be shown in New York for the first time, building the most extensive presentation of Yanomami art in North America to date.

The exhibition includes the contributions of several other individuals and organizations, including Hutukara Associação Yanomami, Instituto Socioambiental, anthropologist Bruce Albert (Fondation Cartier´s consultant and co-author of The Falling Sky), and Italian missionary Carlo Zacquini.