Exhibition

Dongba

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From Naxi Pictograms to Contemporary Art

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The Naxi are a Chinese minority living in the South-West of China, at the junction of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and Tibet at the crossroads of cultural, commercial and religious exchanges. This exhibition presents the religious environment of the Naxi through manuscripts, paintings, costumes and instruments still used today by Dongba masters, a priest-shaman, during ritual ceremonies. The event is also an opportunity to show the place of this tradition in contemporary art with a selection of Naxi artists’ creation. 

Guided tours (in French)

  • Saturday 21 December 6pm.
  • Friday 27 December 3pm.
  • Saturday 28 December 6pm.
  • Saturday 4 January 6 pm. 
  • Sunday 2 February 3 pm.
  • Sunday 5 April 3 pm.

Booking required on the website
https://reservations-maa.departement06.fr