Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rubin Museum's sacred spaces exhibition to feature contemporary works on pilgrimage

Ghiora Aharoni's "The Road to Sanchi," 2016, vintage Indian taxi meters with screens displaying videos by the artist filmed in Sanchi, Nizamuddin West, Varanasi, and Mattancherry, India, as installed in the artist’s studio; each 55 inches high x 11 5/8 inches in diameter; ©2016 Ghiora Aharoni
NEW YORK — In the next iteration of its ongoing “Sacred Spaces” exhibition, the Rubin Museum of Art will invite visitors to confront contemporary artists’ perspectives on pilgrimage to holy sites. Featuring artist Ghiora Aharoni’s series “The Road to Sanchi” and two video works by artist Arthur Liou, the exhibition engages time as a medium and challenges viewers to consider the sacred and think about their own experiences with meaningful journeys. These installations continue the exhibition’s focus on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. “Sacred Spaces: The Road To… and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room” opens November 17, 2017 and closes October 15, 2018.