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Founder's Vision


The art of Premodern societies was created to embody the spiritual dimension of human existence. Closely tied to religious belief systems, and preoccupied with transcendental questions, these artworks attempted to intuit and invoke what lies beyond mortality, beyond the earthly knowledge accessible through our senses. We in the modern world of surfaces and acceleration can learn much from Premodern worldviews and let them enrich our lives.

In this anthropocene age when humanity’s reach seems to know no bounds—venturing into outer space and oceans’ depths, while depleting the natural habitats of other species with whom we share the earth—the art of Premodern societies situates us back into nature and the cosmos, a persuasive reminder of equality instead of hierarchy. Connecting us to mystery rather than flattering us with mastery, it is a humble and humbling art.

Heinrich Schweizer’s goal is to provide meaningful education and experiences for individuals who want to explore the ideas of the Premodern era, to help them understand those earlier artists’ belief systems and existential perspectives.

“I grew up with art objects. Living with artworks that are conceived as presences is like living with people. It enriches one’s life. A single artwork can provide a life-changing experience—because it’s like communicating with a mind from a different world, time and era. Every artwork is a message—similar to a book—sent by a member of a world that no longer exists. I help collectors interpret and more fully experience the messages these artworks convey. My ultimate goal is for every person who works with me to grasp the language itself—and broaden his or her horizon in this way.”

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Founder's Vision


The art of Premodern societies was created to embody the spiritual dimension of human existence. Closely tied to religious belief systems, and preoccupied with transcendental questions, these artworks attempted to intuit and invoke what lies beyond mortality, beyond the earthly knowledge accessible through our senses. We in the modern world of surfaces and acceleration can learn much from Premodern worldviews and let them enrich our lives.

In this anthropocene age when humanity’s reach seems to know no bounds—venturing into outer space and oceans’ depths, while depleting the natural habitats of other species with whom we share the earth—the art of Premodern societies situates us back into nature and the cosmos, a persuasive reminder of equality instead of hierarchy. Connecting us to mystery rather than flattering us with mastery, it is a humble and humbling art.

Heinrich Schweizer’s goal is to provide meaningful education and experiences for individuals who want to explore the ideas of the Premodern era, to help them understand those earlier artists’ belief systems and existential perspectives.

“I grew up with art objects. Living with artworks that are conceived as presences is like living with people. It enriches one’s life. A single artwork can provide a life-changing experience—because it’s like communicating with a mind from a different world, time and era. Every artwork is a message—similar to a book—sent by a member of a world that no longer exists. I help collectors interpret and more fully experience the messages these artworks convey. My ultimate goal is for every person who works with me to grasp the language itself—and broaden his or her horizon in this way.”