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REPORT ON THE CONFERENCE ON THE CHEPANG OF NEPAL

The conference took place in front of an attentive audience of 140 people. 2

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Conference CHEPANG 2

ProgrammeCONFERENCE ON THE CHEPANG OF NEPAL

in collaboration with the barbier-mueller museum cultural foundation.

Tuesday 6 February 2024, 5.45pm

Lecture by Dr Adrien Viel on the specific features of Chepang shamanism, including a presentation of his fieldwork and his book Les Chepang du Népal,
with projections of photographs and videos.

At 184 boulevard Saint Germain. On the premises of the Société de Géographie.

Chamanisme TrenteAN EXHIBITION ON SHAMANISM IN TENDE (Italy) THAT INTERPETS

An advertisement has been published concerning an exhibition on shamanism in Tende, based essentially on the collection of the Fondazione Sergio Poggianella. We are quite surprised to see that a Mongolian Citipati mask worn in Buddhist or Bön rituals has been used to illustrate this exhibition, which has absolutely nothing to do with shamanism.

This clearly creates confusion in the minds of visitors to the exhibition.

One might have expected more rigour in the choices made. This does not bode well for the explanations that accompany the objects.

This is all the more regrettable given that the exhibition is sponsored by eminent people from Venice's ca'Foscari University. However, given that the scientists behind the project are opposed to it, we can only hope that the notes accompanying the objects are of a high standard.

Couverture livre ChepangCANCELLATION OF THE CONFERENCE

 

Conference - The Chepang of Nepal

By Adrien Viel, Lille University of Science and Technology (Lille-1).

Due to work being carried out in the auditorium of the Musée Cernuschi during this period, this conference, originally scheduled for Wednesday 23 January 2024, will unfortunately not be able to take place.

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REPORT ON EVENTS AT THE BARBIER-MUELLER MUSEUM IN GENEVA

To mark the launch of its latest two books, “The Chepang of Nepal” and "Menuka and the Spirits of the Night”, the Barbier-Mueller Museum Cultural Foundation, with the support of the watch manufacturer F. P. Journe, organised a series of significant events.

On 21 November, at the Théâtre Les Salons, anthropologist Adrien Viel presented his book

LES CHEPANG DU NEPAL

accompanied by two representatives of the community studied, Biswash Chepang and Dil Chepang, who came specially from Nepal for the occasion. To round off the evening, two Chepang dhyangro, generously donated by the Le Toit du Monde gallery, were auctioned off, raising the sum of €11,000. These funds will be dedicated to the creation of a school among the Chepang people, thus perpetuating the initiative to preserve their language and, by extension, their culture. This objective reflects the original vision of Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller when he created the foundation.

The following day, the museum hosted a lecture on Nepalese shamanism by François Pannier and another on Chepang shamanism by Adrien Viel, followed by the screening of the film “Mithila” directed by Ludovic Segarra. The day ended with a guided tour led by François Pannier of an exhibition installed in one of the museum's rooms entitled.

Trésors cachés de l'Asie du Sud - Himalaya

The works on display, carefully selected by Laurence Mattet in collaboration with François Pannier, were all acquired by the late Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, an aesthetic collector. The “hidden treasures” on display in this room do not conform to any specific historical or cultural categorisation, but simply reflect this collector's insatiable taste for art in all its forms.

An exhibition of photographs by Adrien Viel, entitled

Regards sur les Chepang

has also been installed. It's a window onto the fascinating world of this little-known community. Through the eyes of Adrien Viel, this presentation offers an authentic and captivating insight into the daily life of the Chepang.

As part of the Barbier-Mueller Museum Cultural Foundation's educational mission, a series of meetings with schoolchildren and students has been organised, encouraging enriching exchanges between this young audience and the members of the Chepang community present.

 

Couverture livre ChepangEVENTS AT THE BARBIER-MUELLER MUSEUM IN GENEVA

On 21 November 2023, the publication of Adrien Viel's book, which was the subject of his thesis and for which he was awarded a grant from the Barbier-Mueller Foundation, will be presented:

LES CHEPANG DU NEPAL

The museum is organising two exhibitions in parallel with this publication:

A look at the Chepang
until 2 June 2024

an exhibition of photographs offering an authentic and fascinating insight into the daily life of this little-known community, as seen through the eyes of Adrien Viel.

Hidden treasures South Asia - Himalayas
until 27 October 2024

will unveil a remarkable collection of works of art from the Barbier-Mueller collections. This exhibition will highlight the rich artistic and cultural diversity of the region, as well as the discerning eye, curiosity and artistic preferences of the late Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, founder of the collection and the museum.

Laurence Mattet and François Pannier - exhibition curators.

 

Couverture livre Ménuka

 

The adventures of Lola the adventurer will continue with the publication of

MENUKA et les esprits de la nuit

children's book on the theme of Chepang.

 

Feminine/masculine, fusion and confusion of the sexesFeminine/masculine, fusion and confusion of genders from classical Indian art to chromolithography

26 October 2023 at 6 p.m.
we are organising, again at 6 rue Visconti

A conference with Jean Delmas, writer, specialist in Hindu iconography, radio producer, expert in colour management and collector of chromolithographs, whom we have already had the pleasure of having as a guest speaker on a subject he is passionate about: chromolithography. 2

MAGIES D'AILLEURS EXHIBITION in TOURS

Magies d'ailleurs

Wednesday 18 October 2023 from 3pm
in the presence of Dr Philippe CHARLIER,


Director of the Anthropology Archaeology Biology Laboratory (LAAB), University of Versailles / St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, exhibition curator.

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Magies d'ailleurs