Chitra Ganesh – The Scorpion Gesture

February 2, 2018

November 4, 2018

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York

Event Description


The mudra known as the scorpion gesture is said to have unlimited power and potential for transformation. Your presence will transform the Rubin galleries in Chitra Ganesh’s new series The Scorpion Gesture, causing her large-scale animations to appear as if by magic when you walk by select artworks. Ganesh has created five animated artistic “interventions” inspired by pieces in Gateway to Himalayan Art and Masterworks, using the figures of Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha, and Maitreya, the Future Buddha, as points of departure. The animations build on Ganesh’s longstanding investigation of South Asian mythology, imagery, and narrative in her multidisciplinary practice, integrating her drawings with elements from the Rubin’s collection.


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The Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street New York, NY 10011

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