Featuring over 100 objects from the National Collection, private collectors, and local communities, the exhibition “Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice” presents a stunning display of sacred and ritual art from Singapore and the region. Visitors are invited to contemplate the many ways in which religions in Asia understand the human body through rituals, healing practices, pilgrimage, and divine images.
Complementing the main exhibition are two special showcases. Buddha Relics displays gems and other precious offerings found together with bone relics of the Buddha in the Piprahwa Stupa in India in 1898. In Vel Vel: The Burden Dance (a project by Sistrum), learn more about kavadi — elaborate structures carried in Thaipusam, a yearly procession celebrated by Singapore’s Tamil Hindu community.
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore
When: 25 Nov 2022 - 26 Mar 2023, 10am - 7pm