Tibet. Treasures from the Roof of the World: the fascinating conclusion of the great cycle of exhibitions on China at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso
From 20 October 2012 to 02 June 2013
A new series of items from China and Tibet, never shown before in the West, in an extraordinary exhibition at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso. Heralded as one of the most interesting Treviso events in 2012, the exhibition has already enjoyed considerable success, receiving many reservations well in advance of the opening date.
An unprecedented event, the ideal conclusion of the fascinating series of Treviso exhibitions on China and the anticipation to exhibitions in the coming years. An incredible journey through the Orient proposed to the general public in a series of major Treviso events at the Casa dei Carraresi, exceptional exhibitions of great appeal to get to know and understand the many facets of this ancient culture. The exhibition at the Casa dei Carraresi Treviso 2012 closes the series of Treviso events titled "The Silk Road and Chinese Civilization" (2005-2012 and is linked in spirit to the next cycle of Treviso exhibitions, dedicated to India.
Tibet. Treasures from the Roof of the World will continue until 2 June 2013, a unique opportunity to discover the culture, history, customs, art and the profound spirituality of Tibet a country that has always been shrouded in an aura of impenetrable mystery.With more than three hundred artefacts from the fourteenth century to the present day, this Tibet exhibition in Treviso will outline the history of this wonderful plateau and its inhabitants, the evolution of civilization between problems and constraints in its relations with China.
In coincidence with this exceptional exhibition precious masterpieces will arrive in Italy from many Buddhist temples of the Tibetan Plateau, the majestic Potala Palace in Lhasa, the vast imperial collections and several museums. Statues, maps, historical documents, vestments, precious gifts that the Dalai Lama gave the emperors of China, and all kinds of objects personally selected by the curator of this Tibet exhibition with the help of a committee of Chinese scholars, will be on display at the Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, for more than seven months. Part of the items will arrive in Treviso from the Forbidden City, the ancient and immense residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the Institute of Ethnic Minorities in Beijing.
The Treviso exhibition on Tibet is organized in thematic sections aimed at providing visitors a smooth and easy to understand visit: a section will deal with the historical part from the thirteenth century, when Genghis Khan annexed Tibet in the Mongol-Chinese Empire; another part will be devoted to religion, with numerous Tibetan Buddhist deities, statues and paintings that will try to explain the peculiarities of Buddhism Tantric sect of the Yellow Berets - amongst the religious objects on show considerable stir will be created by those made with human bones, following a tradition still in use in the monasteries of Tibet. Another section will address the Tangke, beautiful religious paintings depicting Prince Siddhartha and important religious activities and rituals, while the last two will be devoted to masks of divination worn by monks in ritual dances - considered one of their distinguishing features - and the people of the Tibetan plateau - life, habits and customs of a style of life that has been the same for centuries, true to its traditions and its intense spirituality.
Tibet ... An unique place in the world, a deeply religious society, surrounded by ancient traditions and customs ... A great Tibet exhibition in Treviso, Italy, the first of its kind not only in Italy but throughout Europe, heralded as one of the major events of international importance in recent years, bringing to the Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, one of the largest Italy exhibitions in 2012.
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Period: From 20 October 2012 to 02 June 2013
Event location: Casa dei Carraresi, via Palestro 33 - Treviso
Contacts: For more information on the exhibition Tibet, Treasures from the Roof of the World visit the official website: http://www.laviadellaseta.info/