Beauty of the spirits


Masks, beauty of the spirits

This exhibit presents the variety of materials and usages related to masks. The circuit demonstrates from a more universal perspective how the different cultures of the world have shaped the face of divinities and spirits, to get in contact with invisible forces.

The exhibit offers a selection of approx. 100 masks which express the dramatic range of magical and invisible powers emanating from the human face, the comedy and tragedy of our relationship with the unknown and the invisible.

  • Curator: Yves Le Fur, Director of the Heritage and Collections Department at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
  • Total number of works: 100
  • Area: 800 - 1,000 m2

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Exhibition "Masks, beauty of the spirits" in Bahrain

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