The Religions of Ecstasy

Geneva, Switzerland

May 18, 2018 - January 06, 2019 Exhibition May 18, 2018 January 06, 2019 Europe/London The Religions of Ecstasy Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65, CH - 1205 Geneva: Geneva, Switzerland

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At MEG each exhibition is the promise of a trip. From May 18th, stopover in Africa, to discover the religious cultures of this continent. The exhibition 'Africa. The religions of ecstasy' reveals the richness of African religious practices. Throughout the journey, the public plunges into an atmosphere of mysticism and discovers the fervour of believers. More than 400 unpublished pieces from the MEG's collections are enriched by fascinating images of five internationally renowned contemporary photographers. The route of the exhibition reveals monotheistic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism), indigenous African religions, possession cults and magico-religious universes. Here, Africa is not seen as a geographical space, but as a cultural space. These religious practices are found even in the Americas and Europe, where they have been widely disseminated by the diaspora.

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