“Souvenirs from the world of the spirits.Ticuna barkclothpaintings as 'Amazonian Airport Art'”
With Arno Holl (ethnologist, research assistant)

The Ticuna barkc1oth paintings are among the best-known examples of in­ digenous art in Brazil. Not only are these paintings quite popular with tourists, they are also produced es­ pecially for the tourist market. Yet rather than showing only romantic images of an idyllic nature, some motifs have a more profound meaning. This tourist art is inspired by a repertoire of mythical animals and in particular the female initiation ceremony, the most important fes­ tival of the Ticuna ritual complex. The presentation explores this re­ lationship using examples from the Weltkulturen Museums collection.

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Wednesday, 23. August 2017 - 19:00
In German
€5 / €2.50
Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37