exhibition
01 October 2021 > 13 February 2022

Sebastião SalgadoAmazônia

gallery 4
curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado

#amazonia

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Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing

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Access to the Museum requires the presentation of the EU digital COVID certificate or a negative antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours, together with an ID card. The provisions do not apply to children under 12 years of age or to persons with specific medical certifications.

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For six years Sebastião Salgado travelled in the Brazilian Amazon, photographing the forest, the rivers, the mountains and the people who live there.

This exhibition, premiering in Italy with more than 200 photographs, plunges us into the Amazon rainforest, uniting Salgado’s impressive images with the sounds of the jungle. The rustling of trees, the cries of animals, birdsongs or the roar of water pumbling down from mountain tops, having turned into a magical soundscape, by the composer Jean-Michel Jarre.

The exhibition highlights this ecosystem’s fragility, showing how in protected areas, where indigenous communities, ancestral guardians of the environment, lives in territories where the forest has suffered almost no damage. Salgado invites us to see, listen and reflect on the ecological situation and how people are addressing the crisis today.

header: Yanomami shaman talking to the spirits before climbing Mount Pico da Neblina. Amazonas State, Brazil, 2014.