29/09/2014

GALERIE PASCASSIO MANFREDI KING SIZE

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25/09/2014

Galerie Pecci Parcours des Mondes 2014

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GALERIE

JOAQUIN PECCI

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Folk Beliefs Days 2014
 
MASKS AND METAMORPHOSIS
 

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International Conference

Friday 3rd of October 10:00-18:00
Saturday 4th of October 10:00-12:00

Theatre Academy Helsinki Teatterikorkeakoulu (TEAK)
Address: Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki
Hall: Auditorium
FREE ENTRANCE

Organization: Society for Northern Ethnography, TEAK, University of Helsinki,
Teatteri Metamorfoosi, MasQue Festival

Information
vesa.piludu@helsinki.fi


PROGRAM AND SCHEDULES


FRIDAY 3rd of OCTOBER 2014

MORNING SECTION:
Masks and Metamorphosis in Italy 10:00–12:00

10:00 - 10:10 Opening

10:10 – 10:40 DAVIDE GIOVANZANA (TEAK, TEATTERI METAMORFOOSI)
MASKS AND RITUALS: THE EXAMPLE OF COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE

The lecture emphasizes the anthropological background of the Italian theatre tradition of Commedia dell'Arte. It explores the agrarian ritualistic origin of the genre and points out their repercussion in the dramaturgical structure and aesthetic of the Commedia dell'Arte.

Davide Giovanzana is a theatre director and an actor trained in physical theatre, with a special focus on mask theatre. He has worked, as actor, theatre director and pedagogue in several countries with different theatres ad theatre academies. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program of artistic research at the theatre academy of Helsinki. The subject of his doctoral research investigates the phenomenon of play within the play and the dimension of the self-representation. In 2006 he has founded the theatre company Metamorfoosi, based in Helsinki, and since 2012 he collaborates with the Finnish-German multidisciplinary group Periskop.

10:50 – 10:50 Questions and discussion

10:50 – 11:50 CATERINA AGUS (keynote-speaker, University of Turin):
SEMEL IN ANNO LICET INSANIRE: RITUALS AND MASKS IN WESTERN ALPS


Among the alpine winter manifestations of the agrarian year, some ancient rituals are held to secure prosperity and good harvest. Masked parades are striking examples of these activities. In these performances some standard situations and characters are brought into play. Among these, there are the representation of a mock nuptial cortege, the occurrence of the “bear” and the bear-chase, the representation of ploughing, the appearance of a seer-healer who have the ability to deal with a specific disease, the trial and sentencing to death of a crucial figure which is often identified with “Carnival” himself. Masks are an essential part of the carnival costume. They represent the dichotomy of everything earthly: masks are used with the purpose of waking, activating, stimulating and increasing the creative forces of life and conversely to warding off evil spirits. The ritual use of mask derives from a concept of magical transformation: through the mask, the ritual performer changes his physical form to enter the world of the spirit. The mask is the symbol of all metamorphoses: in this sense, the rites of Carnival and the Commedia dell’Arte reveal similar action and similar characters, cast in very similar original patterns. In order to understand this, it is therefore necessary begin to fit together the pieces of the jigsaw and form a coherent picture.

In 2012 Caterina Agus obtained her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology from the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of Turin University. Her thesis focused on the carnival figure of the bear in the Western Alps and on the traditions related to it. Her research interests include the field of carnival rites, customs and masquerades, ritual object and folk festivals. In 2013 she won a research grant for a project about the history of early Christianity in Western Alps. This research received support from the following entities: Fondazione Giovanni Goria and Associazione Culturale Jonas. She wrote articles on cultural history and took part in international scientific conferences in Italy and Finland.

11:50 – 12:00  Questions and discussions

12 AM – 14:00 Lunch break

AFTERNOON SECTIONS 14:00 – 18:00

Section I: Masks and Metamorphosis in the Native American Tradition 14:00 – 16:00

14:00 – 15:00 ENRICO COMBA (keynote speaker, University of Turin)
MASKED ANIMALS: TRANSFORMATION AND REPRESENTATION IN NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN WORLDVIEW

In Amerindian cosmologies, animals are seen as beings composed of an internal form: the “soul” or “spirit” of the animal, and an outer body, analogous to an animal mask. Thus, the act of wearing an animal mask is not simply a form of disguise, but the actual transformation of the human being into the animal that is represented by the mask. Some elements of a conception very similar to this one can be recognized in documents regarding the European masquerades in the Middle Ages.

Enrico Comba is Associate Professor of Anthropology of Religions in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society of the University of Turin, Italy.  His main research interest are the anthropology of religions, with particular emphasis on Native North American Religions and Shamanism. Among his last publications: “Mixed Human-Animal Representations in Palaeolithic Art: an Anthropological Perspective”, in Jean Clotte (sous la dir. de), L'art pléistocène dans le monde, Tarascon-sur-Ariège: Société Préhistorique Ariège-Pyrénées (2012) and “Amerindian Cosmologies and European Prehistoric Cave Art: Reasons for and Usefulness of a Comparison”, Arts, 3 (2014).

15:00-15:10  Discussion and questions

15:10-15:40

MARK SHACKLETON
(University of Helsinki):
THE SHAPE-SHIFTING TRICKSTERS AND NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN WRITING

The Native North American Trickster figure has been an inspiration to contemporary Native American and First Nations drama, fiction and poetry. The strength of this figure lies in its roots traditional aboriginal storytelling combined with its multiple contemporary implications. The presentation will attempt to account for the continuing relevance of the Trickster figure in contemporary Native North American writing, with particular emphasis on the work of the Toronto-based Native Earth Performing Arts theatre group.

Mark Shackleton is currently University Lecturer and Docent (Adjunct Professor) at the Department of Modern Languages (English Philology), University of Helsinki, Finland. He is the author of Moving Outward. The Development of Charles Olson’s Use of Myth (1993) and has edited a number of volumes on North American studies including Migration, Preservation and Change (1999), Roots and Renewal (2001), and First and Other Nations (2005). He has published widely on Native North American writing, including articles on Tomson Highway, Thomas King, Monique Mojica, Gerald Vizenor, Louise Erdrich, and Simon J. Ortiz. Recent publications include Diasporic Literature and Theory: Where Now? (ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) and Canada: Images of a Post/National Society (edited with Gunilla Florby & Katri Suhonen, Peter Lang, 2009).

15:40-15:50 Questions and discussions

15:50-16:10 Coffee break

Section II: MASKS AND METAMORPHOSIS IN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

16:10-16:50 TANJA ELORANTA (Teatteri Höyhentämö, Teatteri Metamorfoosi):
A PRACTICAL VIEWPOINT TO CONTEMPORARY MASK THEATRE

THROUGHT CASE EXAMPLES

I will speach on my recent works with masks: Diva and the Mechanical Heart (2011) and Kasvokoje (Praxes Itinérantes – III osa) (2014). Both of these performances are contemporary examples of masks on stage. I try to describe the background and the use of masks in these two very different productions.

Tanja Eloranta is a dancer, actor, choreographer and director. She got her MA degree (Dance) at the Theatre Academy Helsinki in 2011. She worked in several production for Dance company Liisa Nojonen, Pori Theatre, Turku Art Academy, Teatteri Metamorfoosi, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Clowns Without Borders, Teatteri Metamorfoosi, Theatre Naamio ja Höyhen, Höyhentämö.  

16:50-17:00 Questions and discussion

17:00 – 17:40 MAX BREMER (Teatteri Universum, Venus-Teatteri, Teater Mars, Svenska Teater, Stjärnfall)
TRANCE-MASKS / PART 2

17:40 – 18:00 Final questions and discussion


SATURDAY 4th of OCTOBER


MORNING SECTIONS 10:00 - 12:15

Section 1: METAMORPHOSIS AND MASKS IN FINNO-UGRIC TRADITIONS

10:00-10:30 VESA MATTEO PILUDU (University of Helsinki):
DRAMA AND MASKS IN FINNIC AND KHANTY RITUALS OF THE BEAR HUNT

The Finno-Karelian rite of the bear hunt has been described by several scholars as a long “ritual drama”, where the hunters were performing a long “ritual opera”, singing traditional runo-songs for the invisible public of the forest spirits (metsänhaltijat). In the songs were described, with theatrical fantasy, several role-changes: the hunters became the “lovers of the forest maidens or spirits” and the bear itself was considered a “maiden that oversleep” before its kill and “a male host of the village” after the kill. The bear head and skull had a also a singular “mask role” in the banquet and the final procession. In the bear ritual of the Khanty (Ugric people from western Siberia) were performed bear dances with bear mask. Also other masks – some of these indeed comical -  were present in the final part of the rites.

Vesa Matteo Piludu is a Finnish-Italian teacher and PhD-student who gives courses on Comparative Religion, Semiotics of Arts, and cultural studies in Musicology at the University of Helsinki since 2006. The focus of many of his courses has been the relations between myths, rituals, folk beliefs, popular legends, music and arts. In Italy he gave courses and guest lectures on music and myths at the the University La Sapienza of Rome, the University of Turin, The Centre for Brazilian Studies of Rome, the Conservatory Santa Cecilia of Rome, the Conservatory Pergolesi of Fermo, the Foundation Santa Cecilia of Portogruaro. He is actually writing his PhD thesis on Finnic bear rituals. Vice-President of the Society for Northern Ethnography.

10:30-11:00 KONSTA KAIKKONEN (University of Helsinki):
PERSONIFICATION OF NATURE AND ITS CHANGE IN HISTORICAL SAAMI CULTURE

In historical texts concerning traditional Saami (Lapp) culture the border between man and nature seems more unclear the further we go back in time. It seems that a gradual religious change from Saami indigenous religion to Christianity had an impact on the ways nature was personified by Saami societies and the individuals. Some traditional beliefs and attitudes lived side by side with the official Christian teachings; while divisions between man and animal as well as culture and nature are visible in the "official" Christian doctrine, old beliefs seem to have lived on in secrecy and manifest in for example folk tales concerning metamorphosis. A wide variety of factors contributed to these changes on several levels, and I argue they can be analyses by a critical application of different theoretical viewpoints.

Konsta Kaikkonen graduated at the University of Helsinki with the MA-Thesis: "Personhood and religious change among the Saami: reviewing historical texts".

11:00 - 11:30 RISTO PULKKINEN (University of Helsinki):
OF MEN AND WOLVES: MAGIC AND METAMORPHOSIS IN THE NORTH

The border between man and animal has been very thin in traditional Northern societies, like the Saami (Lapp). In my presentation I am going to discuss both shamanic metamorphoses between shamans and their zoomorphic assistant spirits, voluntary and magical transformations of people into a wolf or a bear, as well as involuntary transformations among the common folk.

Risto Pulkkinen is adjunct professor (Docent) and senior lecturer in Comparative Religion in the University of Helsinki and adjunct professor in Northern Ethnography at the University of Lapland. He is specialized in  Northern folk religions. He wrote the monograph "Suomalainen kansanusko samaaneista saunatonttuihin" “Finnish Folk Religion from Shamans to House Spirits”(2014) and he has co-edited the book "The Saami. A Cultural Encyclopaedia" (2005). President of the Society for Northern Ethnography.

11:30-11:45 BOOK PRESENTATION
Presentation of the new book: Suomalainen kansanusko samaaneista saunatonttuihin (2014); “Finnish Folk Religion from Shamans to House Spirits” by Risto Pulkkinen.

Section 2: MASK IN ASIAN TRADITIONS

11:45-12:15 ANDREY TISCHENKO: “Traditional Masks in Nepal”

Presentation of traditional Nepalese masks of Tischenko collection. Questions and discussion.

Andrey Tischenko is a collector of ethnic art and owner of the Tischenko Gallery in Helsinki.

Social Program in the afternoon:

14:00 – 17:00 Tour of the Mask and Puppet theater collections of the Museum of Theatre.

17:00 – 19:00
TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION “TRADITIONAL ART OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA” at the
Tischenko Gallery
(Fredrikinkatu 64, Helsinki).
Refreshment.

 

 

22/09/2014

Galerie Renaud Vanuxem Arts Primitifs Parcours des Mondes 2014 Paris

 ETHNOFLORENCE

N. 812

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 Arts Primitifs

 

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17/09/2014

David Serra Gallery Ghurras du Nepal Parcours des Mondes 2014

 ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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DAVID SERRA

ART TRIBAL

 

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11/09/2014

SALON INTERNATIONAL PARCOURS DES MONDES 2014

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FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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GALLERY

 

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EXPOSE CHEZ OLIVER VANUXEM
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GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

http://letoitdumonde.net/

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Une exposition de photographies et d'objets rituels chamanique nepalais se tient a la galerie du 9 au 25 septembre 2014

(13h-19h)

 

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Expose chez Galerie Marie-Laure
de l'Ecotais
49 rue de Seine
 
 

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David Serra and Isabelle Chandon

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Galerie

Frédéric Moisan et Hervé Perdriolle

Trajectoires VI

 

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Art Tribal Contemporain Indien

Résident, 72 rue Mazarine

"L'art tribal indien émerge sur la scène internationale. En Inde, la place des aborigènes n'est plus au Musée de l'homme, dans ces reconstitutions où les mannequins en cire, vêtus de costumes traditionnels, sont assis autour du feu devant leurs maisons traditionnelles. Les voici désormais au-devant de la scène artistique contemporaine indienne, avec des œuvres qui se vendent dans les galeries d'art et les musées du monde entier. La voix des populations tribales indiennes, longtemps étouffée, renaît grâce à la peinture." 

Le Monde 17 février 2011  

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07/09/2014

MASCARADES EN HIMALAYA LES VERTUS DU RIRE

ETHNOFLORENCE

N.808

MASCARADES EN HIMALAYA
LES VERTUS DU RIRE

A l'occasion de l'événement

" Parcours des mondes 2014 ",

la librairie Fischbacher recevra Gisèle Krauskopff qui dédicacera l'ouvrage écrit avec
Pascale Dollfus

" Mascarades en Himalaya.

Les vertus du rire "

le mercredi 10 septembre de 17h. à 18h. 30 au 33, rue de Seine 75006 Paris.

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Squelettes joyeux et cadavres levés, vieux grivois et vieilles femmes enceintes, bouffons à la virilité exacerbée et ascètes ridicules,
rites d’exorcisme et comiques de théâtre, cet ouvrage écrit à quatre mains accorde à ces performances masquées ou grimées l’attention
qu’elles méritent. Peut-on en effet comprendre les fêtes et les rituels de l’Himalaya en occultant les mascarades, les charivaris et
les scènes grotesques qui, si souvent, les accompagnent et leur donnent sens ?
Le rire n’a jamais fait l’objet d’aucune étude approfondie dans cette région du monde. En l’écartant, c’est tout un pan important des
traditions de la vie en Himalaya qui a été négligé.
Des hautes vallées du Ladakh situées aux confins du Tibet jusqu’aux plaines reculées de l’Assam, des villages méconnus de l’Arunachal
Pradesh aux bazars du Népal, les mascarades et leurs masques, trop souvent associés à de simples divertissements, sont des objets-frontières
qui révèlent les vertus insoupçonnées de la dérision et de l’obscénité.

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Indian Heritage Gallery Parcours des Mondes Paris 2014

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Etablie en 2006 par Frédéric Rond, Indian Heritage est une galerie spécialisée dans les arts de l'Inde et de l'Himalaya. Située au cœur de Paris, dans l'île Saint-Louis, elle offre un large éventail de pièces primitives et classiques avec un intérêt particulier porté aux masques d'Asie du Sud.

 

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La galerie participe aussi à Paris Tribal et Asian Art in Brussels.

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 24 rue Saint Louis en l’Île, 75004 Paris.

France

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03/09/2014

Trois Chamans Galerie Le toit du Monde & Nepalese shamanic Art in Venice until 23 nov 2014

ETHNOFLORENCE

INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART

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GALERIE LE TOIT DU MONDE

http://letoitdumonde.net/

Aurore Laurent & Adriel Viel

presentent et dedicacent leur livre

TROIS CHAMANS

9 & 13 septembre

de 15h a 19h

Galerie Le Toit  du Monde

6 rue Visconti 75006 Paris

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ICI – Magazzino del Caffe’ – ICI Venice
NEPALESE SHAMANIC ART 

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23 NOVEMBER 2014

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Dynamorph Instalation

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ORPROJECT Architects

for

ICI

International Cultural Institute

Photo and Text credit

http://www.icivenice.com/

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http://www.renzofreschi.com/

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During the time of the Architectural Biennale 2014, named Fundamentals, aimed by the idea of questioning about globalization and fading of national characteristics; ICI – Istituto Culturale Internazionale choose to set its exhibition at the origins of relationship between man and its environment.

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The exhibition NEPALESE SHAMANIC ART calls indirectly for globalization, leading us to promote identity, ecology, sustainable development.

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The exhibition is nestled in the installation DYNAMORPH by ORPROJECT architects based in London, Delhi and Beijing.

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The exhibition DYNAMORPH design for the International Cultural Institute’s exhibition Shamanism in Venice has beendeveloped as an energy field around the exhibits. These exhibits act as centers of gravitational forces that pull the volume of the room to form Dynamorph. Positioned between the exhibits and the room, Dynamorph is an isosurface which encloses the visitors and forms a mystical cave to house the exhibits and the movements of the visitor. The surface is a materialization of the ethereal interactions between the visitors and the exhibits, the branching and flowing geometry of the surface evokes the roots, trunk and branches that symbolize the the three worlds of Shamanism.

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The visitors enter the force-field of the exhibits and are guided in their journey by the physical installation. Made up of over three thousand individual segments, the tessellated geometry resembles mass and movements – similar to the trajectory of planetary mass under the influence of stars or black holes, formation of cumulonimbus clouds guided by pressure and temperature variations and winds or the interaction between electromagnetic fields and subatomic particles. In Dynamorph, the exhibits are the energy points of the exhibition, the visitors move under their influence, and the surface is a physical manifestation of both. 

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Art chamanique népalais

2007

Exhibition

Photo Sanza Francois

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23/08/2014

GALERIE DAVID SERRA Ghurras du Nepal Parcours des Mondes Paris 2014

ETHNOFLORENCE
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Pour la 13e édition du Parcours des Mondes, la galerie David Serra - Art Tribal présente l'exposition Ghurras du Népal, ainsi qu'un accrochage d'importantes oeuvres d'arts premiers. reproduites dans un catalogue, Arts Premiers 2014

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