The Hayward Gallery is delighted to announce a series of five limited edition prints with renowned Irish photographer Richard Mosse, a contributing artist to the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis.
This collaboration will see 50% of proceeds from the sale of these exclusive editions go to the Hutukara Yanomami Association, a charity focused on advancing indigenous rights for communities across Brazil.
The limited edition print features an image taken from Mosse’s video Broken Spectre (2022). Still from Broken Spectre XIV (2022) is an aerial shot created by a specially-made Geographic Information System (GIS) imaging technology that Mosse and his team collected by drone. The same technology is also commonly used by scientists reporting on ecological damage and by companies looking for new mining and agribusiness prospects in the region. The photographs are made using multispectral imaging techniques to capture narrow bands of light at specific points across the electromagnetic spectrum, some of which are beyond human perception. The resulting colour and saturation in this work, while hauntingly beautiful, reveals the scale and extent of natural decimation in the Amazon Basin and related ecosystems.
This image shows the River Uraricoera running through Yanomami Territory in Roraima State in the north of Brazil. To the left of the image is an illegal hydraulic open-pit gold mine. An estimated 20,000 gold miners have invaded the protected land of Yanomami Territory in recent years. Their mining processes pollute the rivers with mercury and other highly toxic heavy metals, devastating aquatic life and all that live on them, including Indigenous and Riverine communities. Violent confrontations between gold miners and Yanomami people are becoming increasingly common, sometimes leading to massacres of Yanomami. Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled this genocide.
In keeping with the subject matter of the image, 100% of proceeds from the print will be going to charity. 50% of proceeds will go to the artist’s chosen charity, Hutukara Yanomami Association. Created in 2004, the organisation unites and represents disparate Yanomami communities in Brazil, advancing Indigenous rights in the country. The remaining proceeds will directly support the Hayward Gallery’s pioneering exhibition programme which platforms some of the most exciting artists working across the globe today, from emerging talent to renowned creatives, and which explores some of the most timely questions and problems facing us in contemporary society.
Edition of 5 + 2 AP's
Signed and numbered by the artist
Image measures 16 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches
Lead time for delivery, up to 4 weeks
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