In compliance with the D.P.C.M. of November 3, 2020, Triennale Milano closes to the public until December 3, 2020 and continues its online programming, through formats and content gathered under the title "Triennale Upside Down", which will be published on the institution's website and social channels.
Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain present Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle, the largest exhibition to date dedicated to the work and activism of Brazilian artist Claudia Andujar. Since the 70's, she devoted her life to photographing and protecting the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups. While their territory is more than ever threatened today by illegal gold mining, this exhibition has taken on renewed relevance in the context of the humanitarian and environmental crisis, aggravated by the propagation of Covid-19.
The exhibition, curated by Thyago Nogueira (head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Brazil), is based on four years of research in the photographer’s archive and offers visitors over three hundred photographs, an audiovisual installation, historical documents as well as a series of Yanomami drawings and a movie. The exhibition explores Claudia Andujar’s extraordinary contribution to the art of photography as well as her major role as a human rights activist in the defense of the Yanomami.
Claudia Andujar was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1931. She grew up in Transylvania, but fled with her mother to Switzerland during World War II to escape Nazi persecution in Eastern Europe. After the war, Claudia Andujar immigrated first to the United States in 1946, then to Brazil in 1955 where she began a career as a photojournalist, before becoming an activist. She currently lives and works in São Paulo.
Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, have launched a collaboration that will last for the next eight years. As part of this venture, the Fondation Cartier will be actively present in the exhibition areas of the Palazzo dell’Arte in Milano.