ABELAM | An exhibition at the Musée du Masque et du Carnaval (Binche)

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  • Exhibition
From Saturday 12 September 2020 to Sunday 07 March 2021.

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 Saturday 12 September 2020 to Sunday 07 March 2021.


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