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Posted: October 31, 2017
Post subject: 11/3, Cultural Dislocation and Himalayan Religious Art in th
The Arts at CIIS presents:
Cultural Dislocation and Himalayan Religious Art in the Anthropocene
Friday, November 3, 6:30pm-9:00pm, San Francisco
The Himalayan region-often referred to as the "roof of the world,"-has traditionally been considered a domain where time stands still. However the Himalayas, as all other places on earth, are undergoing rapid political and cultural change in our Anthropocene age. This change is marked by many forms of contemporary agency, ranging temporally from the durational to the momentary, from present-day to deeply historic ways of engaging both the global and the local. Please join artists Dinesh Shrestha and Tsherin Sherpa, and curator and scholar Debashish Banerji, for a conversation about the co-existing timescapes that comprise the present for Nepal and Tibet.
More about Himalayan Contemporary:
November 2017-February 2018
In the Desai | Matta Gallery at CIIS we are exhibiting the work of three artists through February, 2018: AngTsherin Sherpa, whose paintings deconstruct mandala forms to express the semantic ambiguity of traditional signs in the contemporary world; Newari artist Dinesh Charan Shrestha, who renders Buddhist and Hindu deities in hypnotic detail using post-Renaissance realism; and Youdhishtir Maharjan, who creates "meaningless" repetitive visual gestures inspired equally by Samuel Beckett and Buddhist sand mandalas.
Friday, November 3
DESAI | MATTA GALLERY, CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
About The Arts at CIIS:
This is the visual arts exhibition arm of the California Institute of Integral Studies. Our focus is on the work of emerging and established artists taking integrative approaches to the social and ecological questions facing contemporary society. CIIS is a small urban university with a unique educational vision. We've grown to encompass 20 leading-edge graduate programs of international renown.
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