• Exhibition

With its new exhibition "ABELAM, looking towards the stars", the Musée international du Carnaval et du Masque (Binche) offers an exceptional visual experience inspired by masked ceremonies in Oceania.

A tribe from Papua

The Abelams, who in in Papua (New guinea), live in symbiosis with the forest. Their artwork, intense in colour, is considered a real visual language. The masks they create are meant to be seen both ways: by the living or, tuned towards the sky, by their ancestors.

What to see at the Musée du Masque et du Carnaval?

The 50 masks on show can be divided into 2 categories:

  • Yam masks, with weaved spirals
  • Baba masks worn by men during ceremonies

These, on show for the first time in Belgium, benefit of a super scenography, playing with mirrors and optical illusions, light and shadows.



Musée du Masque et du CarnavalRue Saint-Moustier 10,7130Binche
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From Tuesday 01 December 2020 to Sunday 07 March 2021.

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