Some Thai artists have pioneered a way to repurpose once-religious structures into life-long art projects that are sacred in their own right.
PARIS — An uplifting yet melancholy poetry pervades Ken Matsubara’s show at Galerie Eric Mouchet, Hou-Chou, Releasing Birds, through the flickering of endlessly looped moving images that suggest shadowy ghosts.
To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the Rubin Museum of Art is launching a series of commemorative projects, including an online exhibition that celebrates the unique culture of the region.
The intersections between Eastern philosophy and psychedelic drugs are explored in Zig Zag Zen, a newly expanded edition of an anthology of essays, interviews, and artwork.
With the Rubin Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of a mid-18th-century manuscript known as White Beryl, the Manhattan museum now holds the world’s leading collection of Tibetan astrological and cosmological paintings.
Flickering light and faint sounds of chanting accompany the Rubin Museum of Art’s expanded Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, where visitors to the Chelsea museum can pause in a space of contemplation.
Marcel Proust may have written a novel over 4,000 pages long, but there are other books out there of goliath proportions not in their length, but their size.
From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
With Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century, the Metropolitan Museum of Art once again proves its stature as a world-class museum — not just because of its collections, size, or location, but because it is one of the few institutions in the world that can luxuriate in mounting shows of profound global impact that are not dictated by the whims of mass popularity.
So, let’s just go for it. What the hell happened in art history after the 1950s when the real, discrete art movements started to break down? That’s right — we’re taking the bull by the horns here, tackling the big questions.
After a fire in December ravaged the Lao Buddhist Temple in Westminster, Colorado, the Laoist population of Westminster now seeks to rebuild their temple that is at the heart of their community.