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Exhibition Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin ~ Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret >>
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Exhibition RARE EARTH >>
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Vienna/Augarten

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RARE EARTH
Group exhibition, TBA21–Augarten

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s most ambitious thematic exhibition to date, RARE EARTH, featuring 17 artistic positions including 10 new commissions kicks off TBA21’s 2015 programing. RARE EARTH is nothing less than an attempt to define the spirit of our age: an exhibition relating myth, identity, and cosmology to current advances in technology. It explores the material basis for the most technologically developed weapons and tools – a class of 17 ‘rare earth’ elements from the periodic table found in everything from mobile phones to computer hard drives. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of RARE EARTH.> >

DURATION: February 19 – May 31, 2015

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin
Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret
in collaboration with Kunsthalle Krems

Aru Kuxipa is TBA21’s latest artist-centered initiative involving Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s collaboration with the Amerindian artists and pajés (spiritual leaders) of the Huni Kuin people from the Jordão und Tarauacá region. The exhibition unfolds as an experiment, establishing a zone of encounter with our “ancestral futures” and an investigation of the teachings of plants and the spiritual nature of objects.> >

DURATION: June 25–October 25, 2015

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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The Rise of the Phyto Age
Symposium

The Rise of the Phyto Age is a gathering on healing, ethnobotany, and traditional medicine – both Amazonian and European – that takes the shamanic spiritual knowledge of the Amerindian Huni Kuin people as a foundation for an exploration of the intricate spiritual, medical, cultural, ecological, and sociopolitical aspects entailed in the consumption and distribution of “teacher plants.” The two-day symposium was conceived in conjunction with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s upcoming exhibition project Aru Kuxipa with the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto in collaboration with the Huni Kuin people from the Jordão and Tarauacá regions in Acre, Brazil.> >

DURATION: June 26 - June 27, 2015

LOCATION: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna
Ephemeropterae stage (outside) or Library

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Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin ~ Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret
Inauguration and Assembleia

On March 6-9, an assembly of 34 pajés, 20 professors, and 15 artisans took place in the village of Novo Natal located on the Jordão river in the Brazilian State of Acre. The representatives of all the 37 Huni Kuin villages accepted Ernesto Neto’s invitation to participate collaboratively in a joint exhibition project at TBA21 in Vienna. The exhibition Aru Kuxipa, opening on June 25 in Vienna will bring to life age-old and venerated shamanic spiritual knowledge and healing rituals of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and weave together anthropology, ecology, education, and contemporary forms of expression to create distinctive experiences and interrogate our present moment. > >

DURATION: March 6 – 9, 2015

LOCATION: Novo Natal, Acre, Brazil

International Projects

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Fara Fara at La Biennale di Venezia

TBA21 proudly announces its participation at the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia.
Fara Fara by Carsten Höller & Måns Månsson, from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, was selected for presentation by Okwui Enwezor for the 2015 Biennial. > >

DURATION: May 9 – November 22, 2015

LOCATION: Arsenale,Venice, Italy

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Ragnar Kjartansson's premiere in Argentina

Co-presented by TBA21 and FAENA ART CENTER, renowned Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s 2012 work The Visitors is a nine-channel video installation occupying the entire Sala Catedral of the Faena Art Center. Featuring nine life-sized video tableaux, of eight musicians (including the artist) and a ragtag choir performing one song on a variety of instruments, The Visitors is shot in one continuous take in a crumbling house on Rokeby Farm in Upstate New York. The song, "Feminine Ways", takes its lyrics from a poem of the same name written by Kjartansson’s ex-partner Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir.> >

DURATION: May 31 - June 29, 2015

LOCATION: Faena Art Center

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TBA21–Academy
Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition

A major new site-specific exhibition on Isla del Coco, 550 kilometres off the coast of Costa Rica. Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition engages the narrative and legal identity of the island, contrasting historical legends of buried treasure with the island’s real status a natural treasure worthy of protection. In so doing the project embellishes the ‘treasure island’ imaginary by interrogating models of spectatorship and property rights, while venturing the question ‘How can an exhibition create its own legend?’> >