On Distant Objects and Hungry Gods at the National Museum of World Cultures NL

On Distant Objects and Hungry Gods will be part of the National Museum of World Cultures NL new exhibition “Healing Power”.

Jorge Mañes Rubio’s work with Korean shamans is featured in this unique exhibition together with artists such as Joseph Beuys, Damian Hirst and Marina Abramovic. Merging art with extraordinary ethnographic collections in this field, “Healing Powers” offers a unique opportunity to take visitors on a spiritual journey.

The concept of healing is relatively new in Europe. It has been on the rise since the 1980s, concurrent with the increasing popularity of Eastern medicine and the New Age movement. The treatments are often centuries old and come from all over the world: from the Arctic to South America, and from Canada to China. And although methods and tools differ from one continent and one era to the next, the goal is always the same: learning to balance body, mind, and soul, while healing and gaining more self-knowledge in the process. The underlying principle is also the same: the belief that there is more between heaven and earth, more than we can explain with our ratio and (Western) science.

Opening Healing Power
Thursday, July 11 from 5 p.m

Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden

This project is supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst