Exhibition: Tantra - enlightenment to revolution

This exhibition runs from Thu, 24th Sep 2020 to Sun, 24th Jan 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

1st Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
2nd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
3rd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
4th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
7th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
8th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
9th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £15

Explore the radical force that transformed the religious, cultural and political landscape of India and beyond in this landmark exhibition.

A philosophy originating in medieval India, Tantra has been linked to successive waves of revolutionary thought, from its sixth-century transformation of Hinduism and Buddhism, to the Indian fight for independence and the rise of 1960s counterculture.

Centering 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 around the world.

Elements of Tantric philosophy can be found across Asia's diverse cultures, but it remains largely unknown – or misrepresented – in the West. The exhibition showcases extraordinary objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and the UK, from the seventh century AD to the present, and includes masterpieces of sculpture, painting, prints and ritual objects.

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