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Ayrson Heráclito © Tiago Sant'Ana

Ayrson Heráclito


29.07. - 04.11.2023
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Maria-Theresien-Straße 34, 6020 Innsbruck


Curated by Marissa Lôbo & Ivana Marjanović

Friday 28 July 7 pm exhibition opening
Welcome: Daniela Lanziner Mühlberger (chair), Dr.in Ivana Marjanović (director), Marissa Lôbo (curator), Ayrson Heráclito (artist)
Saturday 29 July 6 pm – 10 pm Healing as Cliché Breaking.
“Technologies of Connectedness: How to speak to Nature”
Performance, Talk, Celebration
Sillsteg (Rapoldipark Innsbruck near the Sillsteg Bridge)

In his exhibition Ayrson Heráclito reveals the crossing of Afro diasporic healing technologies, heritages of a cultural matrix, providing us with a decolonial path. The demythification of the anthropocene and the integration of ecologies of knowledge of the "yorubaiana" ancestry in his work allows him to navigate between technologies of cleansing, purification, bodily connections, and orality. It is through ancestral knowledge that the diasporic body resists colonial violence and ethnocide. The "yorubaian" universe is a transatlantic voyage that entails sophisticated tools (re)created in the Afro-Brazilian diaspora, which endure to this day as a cure for body, spirit, mind, and society.