Aru Kuxipa—Sacred Secret
Daniela Zyman, Eva Ebersberger & Franziska Sophie Wildförster (Eds.)
The exhibition at TBA Contemporary, Vienna, and its accompanying publication, Aru Kuxipa—Sacred Secret, was conceived by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto (b. 1964) as a personal tribute to Brazil’s Huni Kuin people. Full-bleed color photographs of tribal rituals, related contemporary installations and small-scale drawings interleaved throughout the texts make this oversized Chinese-fold catalog a vibrant demonstration of the power of collective vision grounded in the sharing of knowledge and its preservation within ancestral communities. Neto and the editors have brought together over 20 contributors to explore the potential rooted in and inspired by deeply traditional cultures. Included are essays, oral histories, drawings, photographs and songs gathered by an international group of writers, researchers, anthropologists, scientists, artists, curators, filmmakers, historians and theorists, inspired by multiple exchanges between 32 Huni Kuin communities. Together, they describe and celebrate the way unique kinships produced within an indigenous cosmos and vision can shape our present moment.
Softcover w/Chinese binding & inserts
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. / 208 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $44.00
THYSSEN-BORNE MISZA ART CONTEMPORARY, VIENNA