Monday, September 19, 2016

Rubin Museum of Art is First to Focus on Tibet's Iconic Architecture

ARTDAILY
View-Master Reel (details, clockwise from left): Ganden Monastery, Pixabay | Samye Monastery, The British Library, Add.Or.3017, folio 3 | Jokhang Temple, Antoine Taveneaux, 2008 | Samye Monastery, The Newark Museum, Purchase 1920 | Potala Palace, Antoine Taveneaux, 2010 | Potala Palace, The British Library, WD1216 | Tashilhunpo Monastery, Pixabay
NEW YORK---This fall, Rubin Museum of Art visitors will experience Tibet’s most renowned architectural sites through historical and contemporary eyes in the exhibition “Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple.” Images of monuments and sacred sites like the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Taj Mahal act as powerful representations of place, and “Monumental Lhasa” is the first exhibition to explore this kind of visual representation in Tibet, featuring drawings, paintings, and photographs of landmarks created primarily by Tibetans and Westerners since the 18th century. [link]


The Rubin Museum of Art: "Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple" (Through January 9, 2017); 150 W. 17th Street; 2126205000; rubinmuseum.org
The Demoness of Tibet; Tibet; late 19th–early 20th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; C2006.1.1 (HAR 65719)