Donna Huanca: That Togetherness, That Riotous Sensuality

Helena Haimes, Flaunt Magazine, June 13, 2022

MAGMA SLIT, Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca’s immersive installation at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, provides bold evidence of the importance of the shared, live artistic encounter, in all its nuance and emotional heft. Deeply inspired by the rituals of her Andean heritage, as well as broader notions oftranscendence, meditation, and human connection, the artist has created an utterly absorbing, multifaceted space that beckons each viewer to play an integral role in their own exhibition experience. Huanca’s established involvement with the Berlin music and performance scene, in which collaboration and live connection have long provided such vital lifeblood, also makes its presence felt.