GHOSTS• GODS • SHAMANS
Cult and Magic in the Himalayas
"In the GALLERY and BLACK BOX, an insight is given into the complex world of the Himalayas with its early animistic rituals, shamanistic seances and Lamaistic ceremonies. The original photographs by filmmaker and photographer Ulrike Ottinger, which she has taken in Bhutan, Kashmir, Ladakh and Mongolia since 1985, enter into a lively exchange with the objects of shaman masks, guardian spirit and guardian figures, jewellery, ritual woodwork, drums and bells. All objects come from two German private collections.
We cordially invite you and your friends to the
vernissage of our new sales exhibition
on 12 May at 7 pm until 9 pm.
Monika Edelmaier, Bleibtreustraße 50, 10623 Berlin
Opening hours Tue - Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 4pm
The artist will be present at the vernissage."
I welcome you all,
Are you all whole and healthy?
Are your souls peaceful and calm?
Have any of your people died?
Is any of your flock missing?
What has happened?
That you called me early?
Séance of the shaman Baldshir. From the film TAIGA by Ulrike Ottinger 1991
Photo (before, landscape format): Séance of the shaman Bajar with her two assistants and participants in the lake area of Tsagan-Noor, Northwestern Mongolia / TAIGA, 1991, Photo: Ulrike Ottinger © Ulrike Ottinger