Campagnebeeld HELENDE KRACHT
Press release:

HEALING POWER - Winti, shamanism, and more

Each of us seeks health and happiness, yet the way we go about it, may differ.

The large exhibition HEALING POWER presents from 12 July healing traditions across the world. With objects from the Arctic to South America brought together with work by contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst and Marina Abramović.

If you don’t feel well, it may seem obvious to consult a doctor. Some people turn to treatments that can be traced back to centuries-old traditions. HEALING POWER introduces a range of ritual specialists and healing practices that are important to many people around the world. The range is very wide: from Winti and ayahuasca to shamans and witches.

Spiritual journey

Spiritual journey Join us on a spiritual journey. Admire the special ethnographic collections with magical pouches full of medicinal substances, meaningful jewellery, and shamans’ coats. Wonder about the many amulets from all over the world: from Greenland to Pakistan and from Mexico to Tibet.

Become inspired

HEALING POWER brings different worlds together. Also, artists are inspired by the theme of healing. The exhibition presents objects from its own collection with work by (contemporary) artists including Damien Hirst, Remy Jungerman, Joseph Beuys and Marina Abramović.

Note for the editors

The exhibition 'HEALING POWER - Winti, shamanism, and more' can be viewed from July 12 to January 5, 2020.
For more information and additional images, please contact press officer Justin Hahury at 0031 (0)88 0042 979, or via email: pers@volkenkunde.nl

Press photos

Campagnebeeld - HELENDE KRACHT. Foto Hamid Sardar
Campagnebeeld - HELENDE KRACHT. Foto Hamid Sardar
Jacket of a shaman - Museum Volkenkunde - HEALING POWER
Jacket of a shaman; leather, iron, tendon wire; Northeast Siberia, 1800-1803. Collection National Museum of World Cultures Foundation
Jacket of a shaman (Back) - Museum Volkenkunde - HEALING POWER
Jacket of a shaman (back); leather, iron, tendon wire; Northeast Siberia, 1800-1803. Collection National Museum of World Cultures Foundation
Priest hat - Museum Volkenkunde - HEALING POWER
Priest hat - Tindung; rattan, mica, cotton, beads; Sulawesi; before 1884. Collection of the National Museum of World Cultures Foundation
  Egungun outer suit with mask - Museum Volkenkunde - HEALING POWER
Egungun outer suit with mask; sequins, shells, cotton, skin (animal); Benin; 2005. Collection Foundation National Museum of World Cultures