The Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery
Here you'll find resources to support your visit to the Citi exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic, including:
- Exhibition layout and key text – view a map and read the key text from each exhibition section.
- In conversation: responses to feminine power by five contemporary commentators.
- Exhibition audio – practising witches discussing representations of magic.
- Exhibition film – celebrating the goddess Kali.
While designed for specific visitors, these can be used by everyone.
- Large print guide (PDF) designed for visually impaired visitors, provides all the exhibition text in large print.
Exhibition layout and key text
This guide gives you an overview of the exhibition’s layout and main texts. An online large print guide containing the entire text is also available. There is also a PDF version available.
Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
From goddesses and spirits to demons and saints, feminine power appears in many guises in faiths around the world.
Many of these figures are seen as distinctly female – from the divine Shakti in Hinduism to the life-giving Oshun of the Yoruba in Nigeria.
In some, the female blurs with the male. Others transcend gender entirely.
What these deities and other beings share is a profound influence on human lives, both past and present. They are central to how many cultures explain the world and their rich, often contradictory traits affect how we understand femininity today.