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Taiwanese Artist Charwei Tsai Featured in Rubin Museum’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

  • Date:2024-02-29

Charwei Tsai

The Rubin Museum of Art commemorates its 20th anniversary with the Museum-wide exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, running from Mar. 15 to Oct. 6, 2024. This extraordinary showcase features works by over 30 contemporary artists, hailing from the Himalayan region, its diaspora, and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures. Among them is Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai, whose pivotal pieces “The Womb & The Diamond” and “Five Sky Dancers Series” will be featured as key works in this exhibition. The Taipei Cultural Center in New York proudly supports her participation. 

Charwei Tsai was born in Taiwan and currently lives and works in Taipei and Paris. Tsai employs a diverse range of media in her politically-charged performative practice. Her works are highly personal, portraying a sense of her Taiwanese identity and its implications. Geographical, social, and spiritual concerns inform a body of work directed towards activating participation outside the confines of complacent contemplation. Her works are in public and private collections around the world, and she has been featured in a robust portfolio of group and solo exhibitions throughout her career. 

Tsai’s works “The Womb & The Diamond,” a six by three meter glass and mirror installation influenced by Japanese Koyasan mandalas, and the “Five Sky Dancers Series,” paying homage to the Tantric tradition, will be harmoniously paired with Mandalas from the Rubin Museum’s collection in the exhibition.

Within the Reimagine exhibition, artists engage in critical dialogue, offering thoughtful reflections on universal issues spanning time. Themes such as identity fluidity, spiritual practices, and sense of belonging, grief, memory, and reclamation are explored through diverse media including painting, sculpture, sound, video, installation, and performance. The artworks will be thoughtfully juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection, creating unique encounters with traditional Himalayan art.

Rubin Museum of Art:

Charwei Tsai:

《Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now》

Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St. New York, NY 10011

When: Mar. 15 – Oct. 6, 2024

Opening Hours: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM

                           Friday: 11:00 AM — 10:00 PM