Illusion And Bubble: The Contemporary Tibetan Art Exhibition I

When 18 May 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
Where W.Ming Art
OWER 49, 12 E 49 STREET, 18TH FLOOR
New York, NY
United States

[*This is an online program.]

Since 2017, W.Ming Art has brought at least 1 exhibition on arts from the Himalayas (or arts are influenced by the Himalayas) every year. In 2020, W.Ming Art is delighted to co-organize with Gade, curator and contemporary Tibetan artist, to hold the exhibition, Illusion And Bubble: Contemporary Tibetan Art I, on the W.Ming Art official website and Artsy from May 18th to July 31st, 2020.

Illusion And Bubble: Contemporary Tibetan Art I is a contemporary Tibetan Art online group exhibition, which curated by Gade and presented by W.Ming Art. It is the very first exhibitiondedicated to the artists from Tibet Autonomous Region, China. This exhibition shows 52 artworks from 11 Tibetan artists, who are the youngest generation and the most active artist group in Tibet. These artists use arts to perform their anxieties of Tibetan cultures and environments, and to express their struggles and efforts on reconciling the conflicts between the tradition and the modernity, the religious belief and the social reality.

Illusion And Bubble” originates from the scripture of Diamond Sutra: “All phenomena are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble and a shadow; they like a dew and a lightning. Thus, should you meditate upon them”. Gade named this exhibition as Illusion And Bubble because he wanted to use the phrase of dreams and bubbles to reflect the state of the contemporary Tibetan art.

During the exhibition period, W.Ming Art is going to launch a PEMA lecture series, The Development of Modern Art in Tibet, which will be led by Dr. Tsewang Tashi, the artist, curator and professor of the School of Arts, Tibet University. It will be a 7-class online lecture (hold on Zoom), which will introduce the developments of the Modern Art in Tibet. In addition, W.Ming Art will also organize another lecture, A Woman Who Paints Thangkas, led by Dr. Xue Ming, film director, producer and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. More Tibetan Art related programs will be announced on W.Ming Art official website and social media platforms.

About Curator – Gade:

Gade was born in 1971 in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. He is a famous curator and contemporary Tibetan artist who currently lives and works in Lhasa. In 1991, Gade graduated from the College of Art, Tibet University, and subsequently taught at this college. Respectively in 1993 and 2012, Gade received a bachelor degree from Central Academy of Fine Arts and a master degree of arts management from the School of Humanities at Central Academy of Fine Arts. Now, he is one of the Founders of Gendu Choephel Artists’ Guild and The Scorching Sun Art Lab, as well as the Vice-Chairman of Tibetan Artists Association. In 2010, the “Scorching Sun of Tibet – Contemporary Tibetan Art Show”, co-curated with Li Xianting, was regarded as a landmark art movement by the Tibetan contemporary art group.

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Image courtesy of the gallery and the artist.