Hamid Sardar
Press release:

New expo | Healing Power

Each of us seeks health and happiness, yet the way we go about it, may differ.

The exhibition HEALING POWER presents healing traditions across the world. With objects from the Arctic to South America brought together with work by contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst and Marina Abramović.

If you don’t feel well, it may seem obvious to consult a doctor. Some people turn to treatments that can be traced back to centuries-old traditions. HEALING POWER introduces a range of ritual specialists and healing practices that are important to many people around the world. The range is very wide: from winti and ayahuasca to shamans and witches.

Spiritual journey

Join us on a spiritual journey. Admire the special ethnographic collections with magical pouches full of medicinal substances, meaningful jewellery, and shamans’ coats. Wonder about the many amulets from all over the world: from Greenland to Pakistan and from Mexico to Tibet..

Become inspired

HEALING POWER brings different worlds together. Also, artists are inspired by the theme of healing. The exhibition presents objects from its own collection with work by (contemporary) artists including Damien Hirst, Remy Jungerman, Joseph Beuys and Marina Abramović.

The exhibition 'HEALING POWER - Winti, Shamanism, and Witchcrafs can be visited when the Dutch government decides to relax coronameaserus and people can visit the museums again.

For more information and additional images, please contact press officer Coromandel Brombache at 0031 (0)6-53152835, or via email: pers@tropenmuseum.nl

Press photos

Campagnebeeld - Healing Power Tropenmuseum Amsterdam Foto Hamid Sardar
Campagnebeeld - Healing Power Tropenmuseum Amsterdam Foto: Hamid Sardar
Tibetaans Bruidsamulet RV-4988-7, 1,5×7,2×4,7 cm, Goud en turkoois,
Collectie NMVW | Tibetaans Bruidsamulet RV-4988-7, 1,5×7,2×4,7 cm, Goud en turkoois,
	Priesterhoed – Tindung RV-454-10, 20 x 39,5 cm, Rotan, mica, katoen, kralen
Collectie NMVW | Priesterhoed – Tindung RV-454-10, 20 x 39,5 cm, Rotan, mica, katoen, kralen
Huichol - Woldraadschildering naar Ramón Medina Silva TM-4176-3, voor 1974, wol, b enwas, hout, kunststof, circa 60 x 61cm
Collectie NMVW | Huichol - Woldraadschildering naar Ramón Medina Silva TM-4176-3, voor 1974, wol, b enwas, hout, kunststof, circa 60 x 61cm
Egungun bovenkostuum
Collectie NMVW | Egungun bovenkostuum met masker TM-6262-1a, 220 x 100 x 60 cm, Pailletten, schelpen, katoen, huid (dierl k)
Jas van een sjamaan (achterkant) RV-1-1582, 134 x 150 cm, Leer,  zer, peesdraad
Collectie NMVW | Jas van een sjamaan (achterkant) RV-1-1582, 134 x 150 cm, Leer, zer, peesdraad