Opera

    Exhibition

    February 2, 2018 To January 7, 2019

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

    In 2018, the future will be both present and projected from the past at the Rubin Museum of Art, with a new exhibition that tells the story of the legendary Indian master Padmasambhava. Celebrated by Tibetans as “The Second Buddha,” Padmasambhava, the Lotus Born, is believed to have been instrumental in converting the land and people of Tibet to Buddhism…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    February 2, 2018 To November 4, 2018

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

     
    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, … Read more »

    Exhibition

    February 23, 2018 To January 28, 2019

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

    : The Rubin Museum of Art

    In the Otolith Group’s transtemporal consideration of modernity in urban India, the narrator questions, “Why do Indian artists produce so little science fiction?” The reply: “Satyajit Ray’s film The Alien would have rendered this question void. It is this emptiness that allows a nostalgia for a lost future.”
    The three-part exhibition A Lost Future challenges existing histories and speculative futures across cultures and in Bengal—a culturally rich region divided between present-day India and Bangladesh…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    April 17, 2018 To October 28, 2018

    The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

    : The Met Fifth Avenue

    Huma Bhabha (born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. Bhabha’s work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life,… Read more »

    Exhibition

    April 20, 2018 To March 25, 2019

    150 West 17th Street, New York

    Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2018 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans…. Read more »

    Theater

    August 8, 2018 To October 26, 2018

    St Luke's Theatre, West 46th Street, New York

    Over the span of an hour and through her portrayal of 8 characters, award-winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani evaluates the flaws in a society where rape is supposedly eradicated, helping to raise awareness about sexual violence and combat systemic oppression.
    20 years in the future, sexual violence has been eradicated. Until one woman comes forward about her rape…. Read more »

    Exhibition

    September 14, 2018 To January 20, 2019

    Asia Society and Museum, Park Avenue, New York

    Just over seven decades after the declaration of India’s independence in 1947 and the emergence of a modern art movement in India, Asia Society presents a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group, which formed in Bombay, now Mumbai, in the aftermath of independence. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India will examine the founding ideology of the Progressives and explore the ways in which artists from different social,… Read more »

    Exhibition

    September 14, 2018 To January 20, 2019

    Asia Society and Museum, Park Avenue, New York

    Just over seven decades after the declaration of India’s independence in 1947 and the emergence of a modern art movement in India, Asia Society presents a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group, which formed in Bombay, now Mumbai, in the aftermath of independence. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India will examine the founding ideology of the Progressives and explore the ways in which artists from different social,… Read more »

    Theater

    October 5, 2018 To November 11, 2018

    Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, New York

    Actor, writer, and former correspondent for The Daily Show Aasif Mandvi’s Sakina’s Restaurant is a vibrant, funny, and heartwarming one-man show that centers on an Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and live the American dream. Sakina’s Restaurant is written and performed by Mandvi, who brings his acclaimed performance back to the New York stage 20 years after its Obie Award-winning debut…. Read more »

    Theater

    October 23, 2018 To November 18, 2018

    City Center Stage, 31 W 55th St, New York

    In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family’s only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation’s cherished customs clash with another’s modern-day aspirations,… Read more »