MAHKU

MAHKU (Movement of Huni Kuin Artists)

Information about MAHKU

Title
MAHKU
Artist
MAHKU (Movement of Huni Kuin Artists)
Date
2016, 2020
Material
Porcelain ink, chalk, wax crayon, colored pencil on paper
Dimensions
95 x 67 cm (6x), 42 x 59,4 cm (8x), 29,7 x 42 cm (3x)

About the artwork

Title: “Hawen Rautibuya”, “Yube nawa ainbu”, “Rua mekenewanen”, “Hawen txai”, “Shuna pawan mebiki”, “Yube inu”, “Yube shanu”, “Yube Shanu Yube inu”, “Yame awa kawanai”, “Nai Manpu yubekan”, “Yame awa Kawanai” (1), “Yame awa Kawanai” (2), “Hawen Nisuri”, “Nai manpu yubekan”, “Hawen Rautibuya”, “Yube nawa ainbu”

Edition:  17 x 1 (Original)
Price: 2000€ per Work (incl. VAT plus shipping costs)
1800€ per Work with purchase of both series (17 pcs.)

Founded in 2011, the artist collective MAHKU (Huni Kuin Artist Movement) belongs to the indigenous Huni Kuin people living in the Amazon region of western Brazil. For thousands of years, the life and culture of the Huni Kuin has sprung from a symbiotic relationship with the complex ecosystem that surrounds them. However, with the arrival of the Portuguese colonial power in Brazil at the beginning of the sixteenth century, a history of systematic exclusion, displacement, and exploitation of their land began that continues in the present day. The struggle for their living environment is closely linked to the preservation of the cultural traditions of the Huni Kuin, in which music and collective singing play an important role.

The works on paper presented by Haus der Kunst as part of the group exhibition "Sweat" include two different series by the collective from 2016 (13 works) and 2020 (3 works). The detailed figurative depictions show humans, animals, and nature closely intertwined and tell of a culture and worldview based on equal coexistence. Inspired by the ritual chants of their ancestors, the collective translates words, rhythm, and music into drawings. Their artistic practice - just like their polyphonic song - is generated collectively.

Half of the proceeds from the sale of the edition will go to the artists and the other half will support the exhibition program of Haus der Kunst.

You can order our editions by phone or by email
+49 89 21127 152
editionen@hausderkunst.de

Hawen Rautibuya, 2016
95,8 x 65,7 cm

Yube Nawa Ainbu, 2016
95,8 x 65,7 cm

MAHKU, Yube Nawa Ainbu, 2016
MAHKU, Yube Nawa Ainbu, 2016

Rua Mekenewanen, 2016
95,8 x 65,7 cm

MAHKU, Rua Mekenewanen, 2016
MAHKU, Rua Mekenewanen, 2016

Haxen Txai, 2016
95,8 x 65,7 cm

MAHKU, Haxen Txai, 2016
MAHKU, Haxen Txai, 2016

Untitled
95,8 x 65,7 cm

Shuna Pawan Mebiki, 2016
95,8 x 65,7 cm

MAHKU, Shuna Pawan Mebiki, 2016
MAHKU, Shuna Pawan Mebiki, 2016

Yube Inu, 2020
29,7 x 41,9 cm

MAHKU, Yube Inu, 2020
MAHKU, Yube Inu, 2020

Yube Shanu, 2020
32,4 x 47,2 cm

MAHKU, Yube Shanu, 2020
MAHKU, Yube Shanu, 2020

Yube Shanu Yube Inu, 2020
32,4 x 47,2 cm

MAHKU, Yube Shanu Yube Inu, 2020
MAHKU, Yube Shanu Yube Inu, 2020

Yame Awa Kawanai, 2016
47,9 x 57,1 cm

MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai, 2016
MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai, 2016

Nai Manpu Yubekan, 2016
45,7 x 60,5 cm

MAHKU, Nai Manpu Yubekan, 2016
MAHKU, Nai Manpu Yubekan, 2016

Yame Awa Kawanai (1) , 2016
48,0 x 57,4 cm

MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai (1) , 2016
MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai (1) , 2016

Yame Awa Kawanai (2) , 2016
48,3 x 57,0 cm

MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai (2) , 2016
MAHKU, Yame Awa Kawanai (2) , 2016

Hawen Nisuri, 2016
48,0 x 61,7 cm

MAHKU, Hawen Nisuri, 2016
MAHKU, Hawen Nisuri, 2016

Nai Nanpu Yubekan, 2016
47,4 x 59,6 cm

MAHKU, Nai Nanpu Yubekan, 2016
MAHKU, Nai Nanpu Yubekan, 2016

Haweb Rautibuya, 2016
66,0 x 48,0 cm

MAHKU, Haweb Rautibuya, 2016
MAHKU, Haweb Rautibuya, 2016

45,7 x 61,7 cm

MAHKU, Yube Nawa Ainbu, 2016
MAHKU, Yube Nawa Ainbu, 2016