Rubin Museum Presents the Last Exhibition in Its New York Building

The Rubin Museum’s newest exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, is a contemporary group show of 32 artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora, whose artworks are shown in dialogue with objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection. 

Through a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, sound, video, photography, performance, and more, the artists reimagine the symbols and stories found in the living cultural heritage of the Himalayas. Artworks are interspersed throughout all of the galleries and explore diverse themes such as gender and identity, migration and displacement, sustainability, and technology. 

“The show invites visitors to become aware of, examine, and potentially reframe their own biases and assumptions about Himalayan cultures and narratives,” says Reimagine co-curator Roshan Mishra.

Jupiter Pradhan “The Protectors” (2023) fiberglass, plastic, flexible aluminum mirror, wood, yak hair (image courtesy the artist)

The exhibition features a group of multigenerational, living artists working in Bhutan, Canada, China, England, France, India, Japan, Nepal, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tibet, and the United States. Many of the artists are exhibiting in the United States for the first time and created new and site-specific work for the show. 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is on view through October 6, and is the last exhibition on view at 150 West 17th Street in New York City, before the Rubin transitions to a global model in the fall. 

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Kunsang Kyirong, “Yarlung” (2020), charcoal animation, 5 minutes (image courtesy the artist)
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Left: Prithvi Shrestha, “Attachment” (2018), acrylic on canvas (image courtesy the artist) | Right: Roshan Pradhan, “New World” (2021), acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152 1/2 centimeters (photo courtesy of Sangeeta Thapa, Founder Director Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal)

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