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Private View - Silent Weapon

"Private View - Silent Weapon" shows the rise of the foundation and art collection TBA21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary) along with the simultaneous production of submarines by the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The foundation emerged in 2002 and is a financial sideproduct of a holding owned by Francesca Habsburg (born Thyssen-Bornemisza) who inherited a fortune built up by the Thyssen family through the Thyssen AG, the head organization of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Full financial transparency about the holding or the foundation is not available to the general public, but the trackable, yet intransparent financial channels between TBA21 and ThyssenKrupp suggest a deep entangelement of war, wealth and contemporary art.