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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.
- Rue Saint-Moustier 107130 BinchePhone number
+32 64 33 57 41