Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion
The Barbier-Mueller Museum of Geneva organizes a new exhibition
confronting the objects of his collection with Steve McCurry's photographs.
We are happy to find there, in a showcase, a Laké from the Kathmandu valley that was part of the Roof of the World collections.
by SÉBASTIEN BAUD & CORINE SOMBRUN
Since the dawn of time, shamans have fascinated us. Who are they? What is their role? What are their tools? How does one become a shaman? Richly illustrated, this book depicts the evolution of the figure of the shaman in the Western imagination. From the first accounts of the encounter to the stories of shamans of today, the ethnologist SEBASTIEN BAUD explores the links between visible and invisible, human and animal, culture and nature as the shamanic societies conceive them. 2 3
CORINE SOMBRUN, in turn, presents us with the exciting quest for the links between trance and neuroscience. A true journey through time to discover the shamanism of yesterday and today.
The first course of the EPHE seminar given by Roland LIN Chih-Hung entitled:
Étude du paysage culturel et conservation du patrimoine en Asie
will take place on Friday, November 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
by Tom van Groeningen with an interview by dr. Stephan Steinmetz PhD
The more than a hundred tribal masks in this publication are a selection of the extensive collection of the Dutchman Tom van Groeningen (1948) of the extraordinary masks from the Kullu Valley in the State of Himachal Pradesh in North-West India. Van Groeningen is not an average collector of tribal art. He chooses on the basis of beauty and provenance and focuses on the stories and people behind the masks. He puts the objects into the context of the religious and cultural settings of the region in India. ‘All my masks have danced,’ he says with a twinkling in his eye. What drives Van Groeningen? How did his collection grow? What makes his masks so appealing to the imagination? These are the questions that are answered in this rich publication.
Interview with the author here
Diana Riboli et Stefano Beggiora du comité d'honneur de l'association, avec le professeur David Torri sortent un nouveau livre intitulé : Dealing with Disasters - Perspectives from Eco-Cosmologies.
"Providing a fresh look at some of the pressing issues of our world today, this collection focuses on experiential and ritualized coping practices in response to a multitude of environmental challenges—cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, warfare and displacements of peoples and environmental resource exploitation. Eco-cosmological practices conducted by skilled healing practitioners utilize knowledge embedded in the cosmological grounding of place and experiences of place and the landscapes in which such experience is encapsulated. A range of geographic case studies are presented in this volume, exploring Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and South America. With special reference throughout to ritual as a mode of seeking the stabilization, renewal, and continuity of life processes, this volume will be of particular interest to readers working in shamanic and healing practices, environmental concerns surrounding sustainability and conservation, ethnomedical systems, and religious and ritual studies."
From September 12, 2020 to March 7, 2021
International Museum of Carnival and Mask - Binche-Belgium,
The people of Papua New Guinea, the Abelams are known for creating images of incredible intensity. Exhibited for the first time in Belgium, the Abelam masks come from the exceptional collection of a Canadian gallery owner, Marc Assayag.