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.
From Tuesday 01 December 2020 to Sunday 07 March 2021.