Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.
Get an Idea of What It Means to Learn the Language.
In Shanghai in the 1940s, the actor, director, author and critic Shi Hui (1915-1957) was celebrated as the «emperor of the stage». Already in his first film role in the Shanghai exile film «Shijie ernü» (1941) of the Austrian film pioneers Luise and Jakob Fleck his screen presence was noticeable. Shi Hui took part in more than twenty movies and directed stage and movies until he fell victim to the Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957. His films provide an insight into film-making and the political climate in Shanghai in the 40s and 50s; «Wo zhe yi beizi» (1950) is now one of the classics of Chinese film history.