Hybridity in Ritual Objects
28 September 2018
UAntwerpen, Stadscampus, S-building, 1st floor (between rooms S.101 and S.106) - Lange Sint-Annastraat 7 - 2000 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus
Organization / co-organization:
Institue of Development Policy
Expo: objects from all around the world from the collection of the MAS museum in Antwerp
About the expo
The Institute of Development Policy will be hosting the permanent exhibition Hybridity in Ritual Objects, showing objects from all around the world from the collection of the MAS museum in Antwerp.
The objects on display tell stories of syncretism: the mixing of religions and beliefs on different continents, from Africa to Europe, Asia and the Americas. For example, the Nigerian Koro Ache mask continues African figurative traditions even after the introduction of islam, with its injunction against the depiction of human figures. In Indonesia, traditional funerary rites included trance dances and animal sacrifice, even after the christianization. And European Freemasonry uses symbols from christianity, judaism, sufism, etc.