Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

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The Fernet-Branca Foundation organizes

FROM OCTOBER 17, 2020 TO JANUARY 10, 2021

An EXHIBITION entitled :

An infinite world: Shamanic artists, around a collection from the Himalayas

The exhibition "An Infinite World" is the meeting of a collection of shamanic objects from the Himalayas and contemporary artists who develop a search for unity and communion.
The Himalayan collection being that of Pierre Zinck, well known to have been presented in various exhibitions, is a guarantee of quality.

Contemporary artists presented :

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At the CELSO Institute of Oriental Studies ( Galleria Mazzini 7 - Genova )

Sunday 25 October 2020
by Professor David Bellatalla

Programme :

- Introduction to the study of shamanism: definition, historical aspects, domains of diffusion
- From field research to scientific analysis
- The figure of the shaman: anthropological aspects, roles and representations
- The experience of trance and altered states of consciousness
- Visions, Possessions and Ecstasy: Ethnographic and Anthropological Aspects
- Healing rituals, propitiators and soothsayers
- Therapeutic trance: from psychotropic drugs to adipose spirits

For any information and reservation :


Tél (39)010586556
Centro di Cultura Italia Asia

BhoutanClick to enlargeBHOUTAN 2

« BHOUTAN - a small country possessed by the sky » (1974)

by Ludovic and Anna SEGARRA

in the presence of Anna SEGARRA (if her state of health allows it)

and presented by François Pannier

Thursday, November 5, 2020

from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. movie room

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 222 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris.


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They had the privilege of being among the first Westerners to be able to reach this kingdom, during the relaxation of the rules of accession to the country decided by its fourth king, in 1974. Their visas were numbered 2 and 3 in the list of visitors. Their film allows the discovery of this small state perched in the Himalayas, which was once part of the principality of Tibet, to become a kingdom in 1907 and a member of the United Nations since 1971. Ludovic Segarra highlights the spiritual sources of life in this country, which is one of the last islands of Tibetan culture. A sociologist who has chosen the camera as his working instrument, Ludovic Segarra knows how to both allow the contemplation of a beautiful landscape and establish bonds of friendship with men haunted by the beyond of material life, by the divine order of the cosmos and the conviction that one must live with this order. Today, Bhutan is still characterized mainly by its concern for food self-sufficiency, the deeply religious character of its people and their propensity for happiness.

The screening of the film is also an opportunity to bear witness to a changing world. Tourism and the mass media have turned the "traditional" context upside down: the younger generations are more fascinated by the soccer World Cup, watched on their cell phones, than by their rituals. François Pannier, President of the ARCH (Association for the Radiation of Himalayan Cultures), will present part of his talk during the international symposium at the Carnival and Binche Mask Museum devoted to the preservation of intangible heritage, during which he will present an inventory, with photographs and film extracts, of the profound changes that have affected the Himalayan zone.

Trading Societies of Western NepalClick to enlargeROOF OF THE WORLD NIGHTS OF OCTOBER 2020

We organize on Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 6 p.m., always at 6, rue Visconti 75006, our 52st evening.

It will be devoted to MITHILA, according to the photographic collection of Yves Véquaud.

Surprisingly, we will make a parallel with the current exhibition at the Musée Maillol on

Spirit are you there?

We will end this evening with an excerpt from the film MITHILA by Ludovic Ségarra in which Yves Véquaud had collaborated.

Reservation is strongly recommended. Free entrance.  2

Conf Pierrat1Click to enlargeSpeech by Emmanuel Pierrat

Emmanuel Pierrat spoke at the gallery on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to discuss the current debate on the restitution of works of art to Africa, which he has already mentioned in his book, and the legal and political problems it raises.

The film of the evening will soon be available on the association's website in the filmed evenings section.




Trading Societies of Western NepalClick to enlargeROOF OF THE WORLD PARTY ON JUNE 11, 2020

Not having the rights to include the film about Professor Roger Heim in our video montage (Roof of the World evening of June 11, 2020), we did not include it in the presentation. It is however available on the online platform :

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle - sacred mushrooms with Roger Heim / Copyright :