Monday, Oct 19, 2020 at 11:00am
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The fleeting, impermanent here and now—in all its destruction, regeneration, and intense immediacy—is the ultimate reality. The exhibition Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance.
In the original iteration of the exhibition, visitors were called upon to coproduce, participate in, and intimately experience the works of art on display. In compliance with New York State guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s installation “Untitled” (Placebo) is no longer on view. Lee Mingwei’s The Letter Writing Project remains installed, however onsite participation is currently suspended, and visitors can contribute to the project from home.
Despite these changes, the exhibition continues to invite reflection on ephemeral moments and meaning, inspiring personal recollection and reminiscence.
Measure Your Existence is organized by guest curator Christine Starkman and produced by the Rubin Museum of Art, featuring artworks by Tehching Hsieh, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lee Mingwei, Shilpa Gupta, Meiro Koizumi, and Taryn Simon.
Measure Your Existence is supported by the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.
Exhibition Date: February 7, 2020 - January 25, 2021
Seniors: $14.00 (Free every first Thursday of the month)
Visitors with disabilities: $14.00 (care partner free of charge)
Children (12 and younger): Free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m: Free
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