Sanctuary [Santuário]

Photographs André Cunha

Exhibition from June 9 to August 3, 2018

Visiting Hours (last week):

July 31, August 1, 2 and 3 - 11 am to 7 pm


Sanctuary began in 2016, when André Cunha encountered a family living in a village located in the South region of Brazil, imparting an unusual life in the face of the impositions of an increasingly technological world. This family follows an analog model of life, where time and space are respected, as well as being their greatest allies. Of German origin, the patriarch arrived in the country in 1994 where he married and had his four children. The family subsists in agriculture, alien to the internet and to the present amenities of modern life, producing its own material and spiritual sustenance, based on a natural, sustainable and simple life, but full of peculiarities, which can be understood as reflections of an alternative proposal.

Within the universe portrayed, where many would see scarcity, André Cunha saw power and beauty, in the basic and creative everyday that, says the photographer, perhaps the great majority of us have lost. The sensuality that emanates from these photographs of the daily life of this family makes us think of Love and Nature, the two primordial energies that should guide our existence. From the outside, we can only watch as we look around and try to guess where humanity is going.

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André Cunha


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