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VENDE TELA, COMPRA TERRA | MAHKU (MOVIMENTO DOS ARTISTAS HUNI KUIN)

VENDE TELA, COMPRA TERRA | MAHKU (MOVIMENTO DOS ARTISTAS HUNI KUIN)

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September 3, 2022 to October 22, 2022

From September 3 to October 22, 2022.

For the Huni Kuin, an indigenous people living in the Western Amazon, across the Brazilian state of Acre and Peru, taking care of ayahuasca, the nixi pae, is taking care of the planet. The exhibition Vende tela, compra terra (Sell the canvas, buy land) focuses on the artistic, activist, community and intercultural axes that are at the base of the artistic process of the collective MAHKU (Movimento dos Artistas Huni kuin).

For 10 years, MAHKU has been protecting the nixi pae by developing a contemporary artistic practice that is both a methodology for safeguarding and renewing Huni Kuin ancestral knowledge and a strategy for territorial recovery. For MAHKU, the sale of artworks becomes a tactic for hijacking the art market to purchase plots of land, which are then restored to their community.

In the exhibition "Vende tela, compra terra" MAHKU claims visual art as a weapon in the struggle for political, ecological and cultural autonomy of the Huni Kuin people.