In 2018 the Manggha Museum is focusing on Buddhism, the historical and cultural role that this important religious and philosophical movement has played in the countries of the Far East, and its influence on the culture of the West.
The Buddhism Project comprises six exhibitions, more than a dozen lectures, a scholarly session, film showings, meetings, concerts, and curator-guided exhibition tours. Traditional Japanese and Tibetan art, modern-day interpretations of Buddhism in the Japanese comic form known as manga, and the most recent installation projects by two prominent Japanese artists are just some of the many events scheduled for the coming months at the Manggha Museum.
Come join us for these exciting events!
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
10 April, 7.00 pm
First meeting of Special Edition of the Academy of Japanese Cinema, focusing on the Buddhist inspirations in the cinema of Japan and other Far Eastern nations.
Cinematography lecture: Buddhism as an ethical and aesthetic model for Japanese filmmakers.
15 April, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
11:00 am Japanese legends and fairytales
12:00 pm Opening of the exhibitions, attended by the artists and curators
1:30 pm Demonstration of the tea ceremony, prepared by Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai
3:00 pm Showing of the film Hannah. Buddhism's Untold Journey
Dir. Marta György-Kessler and Adam Penny
16 April, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Manifestations of Buddhist Art, scholarly session prepared in collaboration with the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of the Middle and Far East
21 April, 12.00 noon
Free Art Day at the Manggha Museum
22 April, 10.30 am
Around Mandala, educational workshops for children and parents
Please enrol ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org
22 April, 12.00 noon
Curator-guided tours of the exhibitions Knowing. Forgetting. Awakening. Japanese Buddhist Art from Polish Collections and Richness of Mind. Treasures of Himalayan Art
22 April, 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm
Concert of Korean Music: Pansori, traditional Korean vocal storytelling
25 April, 6.00 pm
Krzysztof Jakubczak, Development of Buddhism in India (in Polish)
Lecture prepared in collaboration with the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of the Middle and Far East
28 April, 5.00 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Richness of Mind. Treasures of Himalayan Art
28 April, 6.00 pm
Dr René Staritzbichler, Does the Moon Exist When Nobody Is Looking at It? Buddhism and Quantum Physics (English, consecutively interpreted into Polish)
Lecture and meditation prepared in collaboration with the Stupa House Foundation
29 April, 12.00 noon
Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Richness of Mind. Treasures of Himalayan Art