Shamans, fools, fortune tellers, artists, heroes and medicine men - the exhibition sheds light on the role of the (super) human visionary in European and non-European civilisations and cultures from all periods of history.
Shamans, fools, fortune tellers, artists, heroes and medicine men – the exhibition sheds light on the role of the (super)human visionary in European and non-European civilisations and cultures from all periods of history. The exhibition explores the human and the superhuman , Christian thought and the extraterrestrial, disease and health, madness and reason.
Strange images, spiritual symbols, wild figures from ancient Egypt, the Far East or Oceania are shown alongside European baroque, modernist and contemporary works. Their manifest differences notwithstanding, they bear witness to the universality of the concept of the outstanding individual who transcends the limitations of self and society.
This exhibition was designed and produced by the musée du quai Branly. It is initially presented in Paris from April 11th to July 29th 2012.
Illustration: Giovanni Lanfranco, Ecstasy of St. Maria Magdalene (Detail), ca. 1616, Museo nazionale di Capodimonte, Neapel
Opening 31 August
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4 - 53113 Bonn
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Admission standard / reduced / family ticket: € 9 / € 6 / € 15
Happy hour-ticket €6
Tuesday and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday 5 to 7 p.m.
(for individuals only)