Monday, May 8, 2017

The Rubin Museum of Art will organize sound from creation to death this summer

Detail of The Five Cosmogonic Elements; Folio from Ritual Empowerment Text and Illuminations of the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities of the Chonyi Bardo; Tibet; ca. 15th century Pigments on cloth; F1998.16.5.2 (HAR 68878)
NEW YORK---Learn to listen with your whole body when The Rubin Museum of Art opens "The World is Sound" this summer. Featuring work by more than 20 artists, the exhibition juxtaposes new site-specific commissions and works by prominent contemporary sound artists with historical objects from the museum’s collection of Tibetan Buddhist art to encourage reflection on how we listen and to challenge entrenched ways of thinking. The exhibition features works by contemporary artists including C. Spencer Yeh, Christine Sun Kim, and Samita Sinha, and employs sound in new ways to animate and intensify the experience of art in the Rubin’s collection.

Rubin Museum of Art: "The World is Sound" (June 16, 2017 – January 8, 2018); 150 West 17th St. New York, NY;  (212) 620-5000;
  • Free Opening Night Celebration: Friday, June 16, 6:00-9:00 pm. The opening night celebration will feature special cocktails, free admission, a curator introduction and other programs.