Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, the Rubin Museum's final exhibition

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, the Rubin Museum's final exhibition


The Rubin Museum of Art is organizing its final exhibition at its 17th street location in New York, USA from March 15.

The exhibition will present “Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now,” a Museum-wide group show of 32 contemporary artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora whose work is presented in dialogue with objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection.

Issuing a press release the Rubin Museum said that the exhibition is a highlight of the Rubin’s 20th-anniversary year, and ahead of its transition to a global museum model in October. The exhibition features 23 new commissions as well as recent work across mediums – including painting, sculpture, sound, video, installation, and performance – that reimagine the forms, symbols, and narratives found within the living cultural heritage of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and other Himalayan regions.

The artists, many of whom are exhibiting in the United States for the first time, explore the continuum of the cultures that shape their identities, merging past with present into one space, and posing questions about the potential for transformation today.

The exhibition will be presented throughout the entire Museum and represents the Rubin’s largest engagement thus far with contemporary artists, the musuem said.

As the final exhibition to take place at the Rubin’s 17th Street location, “Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now” provides a platform for artists working in dialogue with traditional Himalayan art, which will continue to be a focus of the museum’s global future.

Interspersed throughout the Museum’s six floors and set alongside objects from the Rubin’s permanent collection are 50 artworks from a group of multigenerational, living artists working in Bhutan, Canada, China, England, France, India, Japan, Nepal, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tibet, and the United States, it added.

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