Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) presents Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin – Aru Kuxipa “Sacred Secret” exhibition in collaboration with Kunsthalle Krems
Last week Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and Kiehl’s invited me to a very interesting event, where the invited guests had the opportunity to have a deep insight into the current exhibition Aru Kuxipa – to see “Sacred Secret” and to learn more about the connection of contemporary art in the context of internal and external healing, sustainability, beauty care and unique knowledge.
Hosted by Francesca von Habsburg, the founder and the owner of TBA21, our exhibition tour started with the Brazilian well-known artist Ernesto Neto than the presentation of the new Kiehl’s “Daily Reviving Concentrates” (I will tell you everything about this product soon) and after the presentation, we were invited for an amazing dinner at the AU Cafe/Restaurant to share the thoughts and knowledge, the importance of art that plays an important role in the fields of fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle.
Aru Kuxipa expresses the vision and dream of the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and the Amazonian artists, plant masters, and pajés (shamans) of the thirty-seven Jordão Huni Kuin communities to co-create a place of transformation, a zone of encounter and expression, and a site of healing away from their ancestral lands. Sanctioned by a communal decision to come to Vienna and to perform and share within the space of art the Huni Kuin’s sacred forms of expression, art, ritual, and knowledge, the exhibition traces luminous trajectories into our ‘ancestral futures.’ This encounter forged under the sign of the Huni Kuin’s Novo Mundo / Novo Tempo calls for a renewed engagement with and contribution to the world at large, a time of exchange, and a striving for indigenous self-governance and sovereignty. Learn more about the exhibition here.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Founded in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg in Vienna, Austria, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) represents the fourth generation of the Thyssen family’s commitment to the arts. The foundation is dedicated primarily to the commissioning and dissemination of ambitious, experimental, and unconventional projects that defy traditional categorizations. This approach has gained the collection a pioneering reputation throughout the world. The foundation’s projects promote artistic practices that are architectural, context- and site-specific, performative, and often informed by an interest in social aesthetics and environmental concerns. Many of the projects reflect the shift away from disciplinary to transdisciplinary practices embracing architecture, sound, music, and science. The “cross-pollination” of disciplines challenges interpretation and the traditions of collecting, preserving, and presenting works of art. This approach reflects the vision of TBA21’s founder, Francesca von Habsburg.
Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin
Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret
From: June 25–October 25, 2015
Where: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria
When: Wednesday and Thursday 12—5 pm, Friday to Sunday 12—7 pm
Installation view: Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin: Aru Kuxpia | Sacret Secret, TBA21-Augarten © Jens Ziehe, Vienna 2015