Vengeful and hungry ghosts, ghosts of the jungle and jumping vampires ... The Asian world of horror is populated by fantastic creatures. The torments and the ghosts of hell have traditionally inspired Buddhist painting, however, it is through popular narratives, adapted to the theater and cinema, that the specters of Asia have appeared. Often, these spirits manifest themselves to repair an injustice, to accomplish an interrupted destiny, or simply to tell their story.
Magnet for the exhibition Ghosts and Hells: The underworld in Asian art presented at the Quai Branly Museum from April 10, 2018 to July 15, 2018.