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Opening Reception for ‘Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits’
Join Asia Society Texas to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits.
Explore the captivating works of Nepal-born, Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa, one of the most renowned Himalayan artists of our time. Grounded in the traditional Buddhist art of his training, Sherpa’s works stretch, bend, reconfigure, and repurpose its forms to explore contemporary concerns.
Featuring more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and textile works, the exhibition traces the evolution of his Spirits series whose subjects resemble Tibetan Buddhist deities transformed by the modern world. This thought-provoking, participatory art experience is presented in the form of a narrative telling a story of loss, struggle, and empowerment.
The evening will start with a conversation with Sherpa as he reflects on his journey as an artist and his exploration of themes such as culture, identity, tradition, and modernity.
Following the conversation, enjoy a reception in our Water Garden Terrace and the opening of Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits.