Buddha Śâkyamuni, Early 19th Century, Tibet , © Sammlung Peter Infeld Privatstiftung, Foto: G. Kisser

yogini.! art from tibet

Period: 15. November 2012 - 10. March 2013

Why Tibetan art in Gugging?

The major exhibition august walla.! Weltallende provided insight into the mythological process of creation and the philosophical and theological thinking of an Art Brut artist, offering a look into a world of gods, angels and wizards. This artistic expression of a self-created polytheistic philosophy is now juxtaposed to a thousand year old art form of a religious tradition in Tibet. Thangkas, scroll paintings on linen and silk, which were produced according to specific rules and had a significant religious function, are the most important artefacts remaining of a sphere that until recently had been unknown to Central Europeans.

Brought together over a period of decades, these rare and precious works are from the private collection of Peter Infeld. Around one hundred Thangkas can be viewed in museum gugging.