October 19th to November 19th, 2006 - Palácio Itamaraty - Brasília Curator: José Luiz Hernándes Alfonso

The creed mosaic existent in the country will be revealed through 275 works between objects of worship of each religion, photographs, texts and works of art. These objects show the harmonic coexistence between various religions that appears in the same territory.

Organized by the MAB team, the exhibition will occupy an area of 484m² located on the ground floor of Palácio Itamaraty, where the public can appreciate objects which have a ritual significance and artistic value, and also works of art from academic, modernistic and contemporary artists.

For this exhibition, we used the city of São Paulo - a cultural pole and an example of religious diversity in Brazil - as a sample.

It is a metropolis which gives space to all worships, with its temples, cathedrals, sanctuaries, mosques, synagogues, churches, chapels and "terreiros". In this cosmopolitan space, Christians, Buddhist, Hindus, Jewish, Moslems, Hindus, Shintoists, Umbandists and others worshipers coexist, they all appeal to greater forces in the search for wellbeing, peace and happiness; It can be either in a quiet prayer, chants, in an individual way or in groups.

The exhibition is divided into 13 parts: Indigenous Religiosity, Roman Apostolic Catholicism, Judaism, Candomblé, Islamism, Orthodox Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Spiritism, Umbanda, sacred Architecture and ways of divulgation.

See here some images from the exhibition