Photo Credit: © Peter Sanders Photography from the British Museum
How do you curate an exhibition about a spiritual journey? The British museum makes an attempt to portray Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, that very Muslim has to undertake at least once in his or her life. Today more than 3 millions Muslims travel to Mecca in Saudi-Arabia every year. Non-Muslims are not allowed to take part in this massive event and for this reason alone; the exhibition is an opportunity to take upon the journey into a different culture. As early as in 1853 Non-Muslims sneaked in and observed the tradition and mysteries evolving around the Journey to God.
We are constantly surrounded by unreal pictures of women and men’s body’s and although most people are aware of it somehow, it never hurts to draw attention again to the daily alteration of advertisements and magazine pictures to help us keep in mind that we could as well take a Barbie as our Body Ideal if we take models’ bodies as our goal.