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"Amazônia" by Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado: How art can shape our vision of the future

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Brazilian photographer and environmental activist Sebastião Salgado has spent seven years immersed in the Amazon, the largest tropical forest on earth, translating his observations and experiences through his lens into fabulous photographs.

Those have made an international impression in his exhibition Amazônia in France (Music Museum, Paris Philharmonic), Italy (MAXXI Museum in Rome), England (Science Museum in London), Brazil (Museum of Tomorrow and SESC Pompeia). Conceived by his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado, the exhibition immerses you in the heart of the Amazon.


Forum im Futurium

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  • Duration:2 hours
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Credit: © Fernando Frazão / Agência Brasi

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Salgado says that with this project he wanted to provoke a debate about the future of the Amazon. He understands Amazônia also as an international warning against the destruction of vital ecosystems and the violence against indigenous peoples.

One can powerfully and painfully perceive the threat in his photographs, but they also leave one with confidence, as all twists and turns for the future still seem possible.

All futures are still possible.

Sebastião Salgado


"All futures are still possible" – We want to talk with Sebastião Salgado about his view of the world and their possible futures as an artist, as a photographer and environmental activist.

During his visit to the Futurium, he will show us his video project "Amazônia", with photos of Amazon Forest made by him and music by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Afterwards there will be a moderated conversation with him and Brazilian Professor and futures literacy expert Brazilian Fabio Scarano.

The event is organised in cooperation with the worldwide FORMS network of future-oriented museums, of which Futurium is also a member.

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Shaman Ângelo Barcelos from the community of Maturacá, interacts with xapiri spirits in visions during an ascent to Pico da Neblina, the highest mountain in Brazil. Yanomami Indigenous Territory, State of Amazonas, 2014.

© Sebastião Salgado


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  • Admission is free
  • Language: English with simultaneous translation into German


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  • After entering your personal data, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. This is active for 30 minutes.
  • Your registration is only complete after you have clicked on this link and confirmed it online.


  • The future is for everyone! The Futurium wants to be accessible to everyone.
  • If you have any access needs, please let us know. We try to fulfill them: besuchsservice@futurium.de
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