30/04/2014

NEPALESE SHAMANIC ART VENICE ITALY 2014

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SHAMANISM SCIAMANESIMO CHAMANISME

ICI

MAGAZZINO DEL CAFFE VENEZIA

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The International Cultural Institute (ICI),a French cultural organization, is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in Venice with an exhibit on Shamanism in Nepal.

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The show, curated by Francois Pannier, is at the Magazzino del Caffè in Venice from May 10 to November 23, 2014. 

 

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A series of photographs  made by RENZO FRESCHI in Nepal in 1980 and 1981 will be presented.

 

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These photographs document the festival that takes place between July and August on the peaks of Mount Kalingchok (3850 meters) where one can find large groups of pilgrims and  shamans joined together for the celebration and rituals.

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The photographs also include portraits of Ram Bahadur Jakri, one of the most revered shaman of that region.

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From May 10 to November 23, 2014. 

At

ICI

Magazzino del Caffe'

VENICE

http://www.icivenice.com/

TEXT and PICTURES

COURTESY OF

RENZO FRESCHI

MILAN

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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MASK OF THE DAY

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 Bhuiya

mask used  for divination before annual ceremonial hunt.

Trewia nudiflora wood

the black patina was obtained  blackening with oil the mask.

Bonai Orissa

edited on

The tribal Art of Middle India

A personal record

by Verrier Elwin

Oxford Press

1950

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INDIAN FOLK MASKS

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in the collection of the

Kerala Folklore Museum

 

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DEUS LOCI

 

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