Europalia - Indomania @ Bozar

November 28, 2013

here is the selection

Since the 4th of October, our country welcomes India during the Europalia Art Festival. As I planned to view some of the events organized by this art festival, I decided that a little reminder on Europalia could be interesting. What is Europalia and what can we see there?

Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-two festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive program of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy…

For this huge event bringing India to Europe, Bozar organizes several exhibitions including Indomania.

Indomania: how the Indian culture fascinated Europe during decades

As I heard the name of Indomania for this exhibition, I admit this word released a part of mystery I was curious to discover. Along the exhibition's route, the visitor discover the numerous influences of the Indian culture on Europe. From the Roman times to our today life, passing by the British colonialism, India has inspired our civilization in every aspect: artworks, textiles, philosophy or objects. But overall, Indomania shows us how the idea of Indian exoticism has fascinated with its share of clichés, resulting in very diverse works from Rembrandt works to the famous musics of the Beatles and the works of Rauschenberg made of Indian spices (picture).



4th of October to 26th of January 2014

Indomania - Bozar

Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm, Thursday until 9 pm.


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