Opening today, April 20th, at the Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, the exhibition “Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest” plans on transforming the museum in an immersive, multi-sensory Amazonian forest. Featuring close to 500 exceptional objects from nine countries in the Amazon basin, the show also includes artworks by contemporary Brazilian artists Claudia Andujar and the duo Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, nominated for PIPA Prize in 2012.
On display will be shimmering feathered finery, blowpipes, bows and curare-tipped arrows, everyday objects, basketry, masks, musical instruments, and items required by shamans in their use of hallucinogens. The goal of the exhibition is to display the shamanism and mythology of traditional Amazonian societies, while at the same time focusing on their rights, the defence of their ecosystem, and their ways of life.
“Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest” is on view until the end of October.
“Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest”
On view from April 20th to October 22nd, 2017
Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
350 Place Royale
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