Tantra, enlightenment to revolution
Exhibition from September 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021 at British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON, WC1B 3DG. Britain.
A philosophy originating in medieval India, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from its transformation in the sixth century from Hinduism and Buddhism, to the Indian struggle for independence and the rise of the -culture of the 1960s.
Centered on the power of divine feminine energy, Tantra inspired the dramatic rise of Goddess worship in medieval India and continues to influence contemporary feminist thought and artistic practice. From its inception to the present day, Tantra has challenged political and sexual norms across the world. Elements of Tantric philosophy can be found in the various cultures of Asia, but they remain largely unknown - or poorly represented - in the West. . The exhibition features extraordinary artefacts from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and the UK, from the XNUMXth century AD to the present day, and includes masterpieces of sculpture, painting, painting, prints and ritual objects.