From now until May 19th, the exhibition “ Maestros de Caos: Artistas y Chamanes” is on display at the Caixa Forum. The exhibition looks at artistic pieces to help understand how man has often challenged the order of society, causing chaos. Included in the collection are altars, sculptures and paintings from festivals and rituals that represent three main ideas:
- Imperfect order
- The dominance of disorder
- The catharsis of the soul
This exhibit also examines how despite the presence of various gods, cultures and theologies, the presence of evil and degradation of societies still occurred. In this collection, there is particular attention given to the role of Shamans, as they have often been perceived as essential in the pursuit of social harmony. There are also some contemporary art pieces in the collection that take a closer look at more recent political uprisings.
Where: Caixa Forum located at Paseo del Prado, 36
When: Now until May 19, 2013
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am until 8pm