Series:  Xingu Chronicles
Amazonia, Brazil  1996 - 1998
Dillon Gallery,New York  
 

  Suya River, Xingu Province, Amazonia, Brazil :  Chief of the Suya tribe and Per Fronth bids farewell one misty morning along the Suya river in August 1996.  But before the departure in to the small carved out wooden boats we exchanged gifts; underwater goggles for a beautiful headdress.

Suya River, Xingu Province, Amazonia, Brazil:  Chief of the Suya tribe and Per Fronth bids farewell one misty morning along the Suya river in August 1996.  But before the departure in to the small carved out wooden boats we exchanged gifts; underwater goggles for a beautiful headdress.

 

Xingu Chronicles: A background

 Border of Xingu Park, Brazil, 1998

Border of Xingu Park, Brazil, 1998

In the middle of Brazil's once inaccessible rainforest,along the beautiful Xingu river, 16 different tribes share a common territory known as the Xingu Park. Spread out in 29 villages the four thousand Indians share a preservation of 12000-square-miles and continue to maintain clearly different languages, traditions and social structures.Through archeological studies one have established the origin of these peoples back more than a thousand years in the same area.

"Xingu Chronicles" is a photographic portrait of the Xingu culture, which at the end of the 20th-century is both threatened by profit-seeking multi-national companies, as well as facing the dilemmas of adjusting to the cultural influence of the outside modern society.

 

 

 

The "Xingu Chronicles portfolio " consist of thirty individual photoengravings, recorded in 1996 and 1997 and first exhibited at the Dillon Gallery, New York in 1998.

The edition of each individual image is limited to thirtyfive prints, with one BAT, two printers proofs and six artist proofs made. Printed on Lana Royal Classic Paper using Silicon-Intaglio technique.

Handprinted by Nathan Kanofsky / Arak Kanofsky Studios, New York

Catalog supported in part by Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Special Thanks to Everyone in the Xingu Park and Rainforest Foundation International


Xingu Chronicles_  Rainforest foundation, Lars Løvold, collecting imagery, urban jungle, two trips - 96 & 97,  

Xingu Chronicles paintings. PDF   Kuspit quote, Sting Mc Enroe

Xingu Chronicles prints

 


Xingu Chronicles Paintings:
 

  Burning Bush  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 233 x 170 cm / 88 x 68 in Private Collection / United States 1998

Burning Bush
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
233 x 170 cm / 88 x 68 in
Private Collection / United States
1998

  Turtle Egg Harvest - Ver IV  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 223 x 161  cm / 88 x 63 in Collection of Cecilie Juvodden / Norway 1998

Turtle Egg Harvest - Ver IV
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
223 x 161  cm / 88 x 63 in
Collection of Cecilie Juvodden / Norway
1998

 
  Red Chief  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 227 x 170 cm / 90 x86 in Collection of the Per Fronth 1998

Red Chief
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
227 x 170 cm / 90 x86 in
Collection of the Per Fronth
1998

 
  Young Cameraman  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 137 x 147 cm / 54 x 58 in Private Collection / Middle East 1998

Young Cameraman
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
137 x 147 cm / 54 x 58 in
Private Collection / Middle East
1998

  Underwatergirls  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 200 x 160 cm Ver I:   Private Collection / Norway Ver II:  Private Collection / Vienna Ver III: Private Collection / Ingelheim / Germany 1998

Underwatergirls
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
200 x 160 cm
Ver I:   Private Collection / Norway
Ver II:  Private Collection / Vienna
Ver III: Private Collection / Ingelheim / Germany
1998

 
  Cloud ( Pingu Chief)   Phototransfer  / Oil on Canvas 53 x 203  cm / 60 x 80 in Collection of Assuranceforeningen Gard / Norway 1998

Cloud ( Pingu Chief) 
Phototransfer  / Oil on Canvas
53 x 203  cm / 60 x 80 in
Collection of Assuranceforeningen Gard / Norway
1998

 
  Red Cloud  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 66 x 76 cm / 26 x 29 in Private Collection / New York  1998

Red Cloud
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
66 x 76 cm / 26 x 29 in
Private Collection / New York
1998

  Xingu Chief  Mixed Media / Oil on Canvas 203 x 170 cm / 78 x 66 in Ver I.: Collection of Verdens Gang / Norway Ver II.: Private Collection / London 1998

Xingu Chief
Mixed Media / Oil on Canvas
203 x 170 cm / 78 x 66 in
Ver I.: Collection of Verdens Gang / Norway
Ver II.: Private Collection / London
1998

  Nightwarriors  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 182 x 152 cm / 72 x 60 in Private Collection / United States 1998

Nightwarriors
Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
182 x 152 cm / 72 x 60 in
Private Collection / United States
1998

  Linedance Suya Triptych  Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas 320 x 142 cm / 126 x 56 in Collection of Kristin & Andy Jacob / Arizona 1998

Linedance Suya
Triptych

Phototransfer / Oil on Canvas
320 x 142 cm / 126 x 56 in
Collection of Kristin & Andy Jacob / Arizona
1998