Images courtesy of the Museum Rietberg
Monday, November 5, 2012
Streetparade der Götter – Bronzekunst aus Indiens Dörfern
Entering its final week at the Museum Rietberg in Zürich is Streetparade der Götter – Bronzekunst aus Indiens Dörfern (Street Parade of the Gods - Bronze Art from India's Villages), which showcases bronzes from the Bastar region in central India, an area still mainly inhabited by tribal societies. Visitors will discover unusual, powerful, and highly stylized works which tell of mighty gods, processions and possessed dancers. They will encounter a little-known, independent and complex culture which even today is full of life, despite the changes brought by modernity.