Exhibition: Ghosts and Hells

As of tomorrow, and until July 15th, 2018, the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac is holding an exhibition designed to explore the history of “Ghosts and Hells” in East and South-East Asia.

The underworld in Asian art
The event focuses mainly on China, Japan and Thailand, and shines a light on the use of hells, ghosts and other spirits in ancient and contemporary Asian arts. Whether in theatre, dance, cinema, anime, video games or even religious arts, the fascination of Asians for the supernatural universe is deeply rooted in history. For this show, the museum gathered many Asian artworks, including prints of the Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai, as well as masks, costumes, amulets or exorcism swords, to name but a few. Whether they are evil spirits that need to be chased away or reincarnations of loved ones, the Far East populations have an undeniable admiration for strange and fantastic creatures. This mysterious and fascinating exhibition is available near the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni.

Exhibition “Ghosts and Hells, the underworld in Asian art”, from April 10th to July 15th, 2018.
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11a.m. to 7p.m.
Nocturnal from Thursday to Saturday until 9p.m.
Closed on Monday.
Full rate: €10 / Concessions: €7.

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.
Poster of the temporary exhibition: “Ghosts and Hells, the underworld in Asian art”. From April 10th to July 15th, 2018.
© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac
37, quai Branly
75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 56 61 70 00
Access: Pont de l’Alma (RER C).

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