EXHIBITION RUNS FROM 18TH MAY 2018 – 6TH JANUARY 2019
Every year, exhibits at the MEG (Musée d’ethnographie de Genève) hold the promise of a journey. This time around is a stop-off in Africa to discover their numerous religious cultures.
Afrique. Les Religions de l’Extase/Africa. The Ecstatic Religions reveals the wealth of religious practices in Africa. Throughout the visit, the public is plunged into an atmosphere of mysticism and discovers the fervour of believers.
More than 400 previously unexhibited pieces, from the MEG’s collections, are enriched by fascinating images from five contemporary photographers of international repute. A series of short film documents presents the point of view of the followers themselves. Video installations by an Ethiopian artist punctuate the visit, displaying the notion of sacredness in African indigenous religions.
The exhibition’s main theme is religious ecstasy, intense communion with divine forces. This is a state in which people find themselves carried away, as if transported out of their own being and the real world.
OPENING NIGHT OF THE EXHIBITION – THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2018
The MEG invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Africa: Religions of Ecstasy” on Thursday 17th May 2018 from 6pm onwards. Exhibition opens at 6.30pm, with official speeches at 7pm, aperitif at 7.30pm, concert within the exhibition from Sankoum Cissokho group from 8pm-10pm and DJ set with DJ Ras Mali in the gardens of the MEG.
WHERE: Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG), 65 boulevard Carl-Vogt, 1205 Genève.
WHEN: Vernissage on Thursday 17th May 2018. Exhibition runs from 18th May 2018 – 6th January 2019. See website for opening hours.
COST: 9CHF adult/6CHF AVS/students/free for under 16s. Free entry every first Sunday of the month.
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