Enlightened - The Realm of the BuddhasVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Guided Tour at the Museum der Kulturen Basel with Stephanie Lovász
The figure of the Buddha fascinates us. We find him in living rooms, gardens, shops, and wellness spas – yet there is not just one of him. The exhibition "Enlightened – The Realm of the Buddhas" at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel reveals the diverse nature of Buddhism, and displays objects that are significant in the practice of this widespread religion.
Just as there is no one Buddha, so there are many paths that lead to spiritual enlightenment — as the title of the exhibition suggests. Dating back over 2000 years, Buddhism has many strands, gender and poses exemplified by some 280 objects from the museum’s own collection which are significant in the practice of Buddhism.
Join us on this tour of the manifold aspects to Buddhism and its close relationship to politics with curator Stephanie Lovász.
12:00 – Guided tour with Stephanie Lovász
12:45 – Lunch (included in ticket price)
13:15 – End of event
We will meet at the entrance of the Museum at 11:50.
This event is for Asia Society Members only. How to become a member?
We have a very limited number of tickets. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event at the latest. Face masks will be provided by Asia Society Switzerland.
Stephanie Lovász studied ethnology, South Asian History and Indian Studies in Heidelberg. Subsequent involvement in exhibitions at various ethnological museums in Germany. She has been curator for South, Central and East Asia at the MKB since 2007 and curated inter alia the exhibitions «StrawGold – Cultural Transformations rendered visible» and «Enlightened – The Realm of the Buddhas». Her work focuses on the cultures of South and East Asia and the Himalayas. Her research interest includes museum studies, textiles and textile techniques as well as the role of art in identity formation.
About Art over Lunch
Art over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with artists, curators and experts for 45 minutes. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums and galleries in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.
Art over Lunch is made possible with the support of the private bank Bergos.
Museum der Kulturen Basel
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/switzerland/events/enlightened-realm-buddhas Museum der Kulturen Basel Münsterplatz 20 4051 Basel (MAP)