Indigenous Brazil: Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami struggle
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Photographic representations of the indigenous populations of the Amazon rainforest have often been limited to journalistic or anthropological images. Yet one artist and activist took a more intimate approach, seeking to represent the spiritual and cultural reality of the Yanomami people. Claudia Andujar started documenting their community in the 1970s, but swiftly took on the Yanomami cause as a personal and political battle. We went to check out a selection of her photos in a new exhibition at Paris's Fondation Cartier.
Also, as Afghanistan teeters on the edge of civil war, the Taliban’s hostility to artistic expression means that arts and culture have been relegated to secondary concerns. Yet many artists have resisted and some of that work is now on display at the MUCEM museum in Marseille.
Finally, we see how Edward Hopper’s haunting and poetic mid-century canvasses continue to inspire filmmakers and the Baltimore Museum of Art makes a radical move to redress the gender imbalance in its collections.
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