Shamanic Visions - Ayahuasca Arts in the Peruvian Amazon Exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac from November 14, 2023, to May 26, 2024
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Discover the Exhibition "SHAMANIC VISIONS: Ayahuasca Arts in the Peruvian Amazon
The exhibition "SHAMANIC VISIONS: Ayahuasca Arts in the Peruvian Amazon" invites you to immerse yourself in a fascinating world where art and spirituality converge, exploring the relationships between hallucinatory images and iconographic productions through the prism of ayahuasca. From November 14, 2023, to May 26, 2024, this unique exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac will transport you to the heart of Western Amazonian culture, revealing the profound influence of ayahuasca on social life, artistic creativity, and the perception of the world.
Ayahuasca: A Vine of the Dead in the Heart of the Peruvian Amazon
Ayahuasca, whose name literally means "vine of the dead" in Quechua, is a hallucinogenic substance that has garnered increasing interest in the Western world in recent decades. However, long before its popularization by the Beat Generation, ayahuasca played a central role in the lives of indigenous societies in Western Amazonia. Traditionally ingested in a shamanic setting, this mystical beverage was used for therapeutic, divinatory, and healing purposes.
But ayahuasca is not limited to its psychedelic effects. It is also closely linked to the artistic creation of the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon. The visions and hallucinations it induces have long been a major source of inspiration for these artists, profoundly influencing their works in a mystical way.
A Journey into the World of "Visionary Images"
The "SHAMANIC VISIONS" exhibition offers an unprecedented journey into the "visionary images" inspired by ayahuasca. You will discover an incredible diversity of contemporary representations of these visions, reflecting the richness and depth of Amazonian culture.
The Iconography of the Shipibo-Konibo People
Among the highlights of the exhibition, the geometric and refined iconography of the Shipibo-Konibo people takes center stage. Their artistic creations are imbued with ayahuasca visions, and you will be amazed by the precision and beauty of their patterns, evoking the connection between humans and nature.
Literary and Audiovisual Productions
Art inspired by ayahuasca extends beyond painting or sculpture. The exhibition also explores literary and audiovisual productions that have emerged in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will discover how renowned artists such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg were influenced by ayahuasca visions in their literary work. Additionally, the exhibition will highlight the visionary cinema of Jan Kounen, who explored psychedelic experiences through his films.
Immerse Yourself in Art Under the Influence
"SHAMANIC VISIONS" offers an immersive experience that will allow you to delve deep into the fascinating world of ayahuasca and the art it inspires. You will be transported to a world of colors, shapes, and profound reflections, where the boundary between reality and vision becomes blurred.
This exhibition is a unique opportunity to explore Peruvian Amazonian culture from an artistic and spiritual perspective. It will enable you to understand the depth of the relationship between humans, nature, and the visions induced by ayahuasca.
v Practical Information
The exhibition "SHAMANIC VISIONS: Ayahuasca Arts in the Peruvian Amazon" will take place at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac from Tuesday, November 14, 2023, to Sunday, May 26, 2024. The doors will be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, providing you with ample time to explore this immersive experience.
Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique mystical and artistic world. Book your tickets now and prepare for a journey into the "shamanic visions" of the Peruvian Amazon.
*Note: The "SHAMANIC VISIONS" exhibition is intended for an adult audience due to its content related to ayahuasca and psychedelic experiences. It may not be suitable for individuals sensitive to images and themes related to psychedelia."
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