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Exhibition Detail
The Body in Indian Art: Europalia India
Curated by: Naman P. Ahuja
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels
Belgium


October 4th, 2013 - January 5th
Opening: 
October 4th, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Surasundari (Patralekha) Chandela 10th C  , Surasundari (Patralekha) Chandela 10th C
© Indian Museum Kolkata Bandeep Singh
Siddhapratima, India , Siddhapratima, India , 20th century
© Mas, Antwerpen
Apsara 12 , Apsara 12 , 13th c
© Hock Khoe / Hoysala Karnataka -National Museum New Delhi
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Whether its yoga, ayurveda or kamasutra - no civilization has had quite as fascinating an understanding of the body as India. This exhibition takes one on a journey from death to rebirth, from the controlling forces of fate to the power of human action, from desire and seduction to its conquest via asceticism. Come and discover a rapturous display of masterpieces of Indian art from ancient temples, tiny provincial museums, royal collections and treasures from the National Museum of India, many of which have never been seen before.


curator: Naman P. Ahuja (JNU - School of Arts and Aesthetics)
advisers: Richard Blurton (Curator South and South East Asia, British Museum), Jan Van Alphen (Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, Rubin Museum of Art, New York).


Yoga, ayurveda ou kamasutra - la manière dont la civilisation indienne aborde le corps est l’une des plus fascinantes qui soit. Cette exposition propose un voyage inoubliable de la mort à la renaissance, des forces maîtrisant le destin au pouvoir de l’action humaine, du désir et de la séduction à la conquête du corps par le biais de l’ascétisme. Venez découvrir d’envoûtants chefs d’oeuvre de l’art indien -jamais encore exposés pour certains-, issus de temples anciens, de musées provinciaux oubliés, de collections royales et du Musée National de l’Inde.


Commissaire: Naman P. Ahuja (JNU - School of Arts and Aesthetics)
Conseillers: Richard Blurton (Curator South and South East Asia, British Museum), Jan Van Alphen (Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, Rubin Museum of Art, New York).


Yoga, ayurveda, kama sutra… : geen enkele beschaving die het lichaam op zo’n fascinerende manier benadert als India. India belichaamd brengt je van de dood naar de (weder)geboorte, verhaalt over lotsbestemmende en menselijke krachten, over zowel verlangen en verleiding als ascese. Laat je vervoeren door de - vaak nooit eerder getoonde - meesterwerken uit het prestigieuze National Museum van India, maar ook uit oude tempels, kleine afgelegen musea en koninklijke collecties.


Curatoren: Naman P. Ahuja (JNU - School of Arts and Aesthetics)
Adviseurs: Richard Blurton (Curator South and South East Asia, British Museum), Jan Van Alphen (Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, Rubin Museum of Art, New York).


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