• Art of the Week
Shahidul Alam – Woman Wading in Flood
May 20, 2020

In the photograph, “Woman Wading in Flood,” Alam captures a street scene filled with people wading through water during the horrific 1988 flood in Bangladesh.[...]

Wrathful Deity, Fierce Energy
May 6, 2020

Shezad Dawood’s Wrathful Activity, Fierce Energy, which is on long-term loan, has been guarding the Rubin Museum’s main entrance for the past two years[...]

Model of Keraniganj Prison
May 1, 2020

On August 5, 2018, the Bangledeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam was arrested in his home and taken to Keraniganj Prison.[...]

One Year Performance 1980–1981
April 23, 2020

Taiwanese American artist Hsieh Tehching spent an entire year living inside his studio, from 1980 to 1981, resulting in the performance work One Year Performance.[...]

Airport Goodbye
April 14, 2020

When you envision two people saying goodbye, you might expect them to embrace and talk about when they will see each other next.[...]

Meiro Koizumi “My Voice Would Reach You”
April 7, 2020

Meiro Koizumi creates videos that investigate difficult emotions in ways that border on both the tragic and the humorous[…]

The Letter Writing Project
February 19, 2020

Does your heart echo with words you never had the chance to say, with feelings you could not express?[...]

Burn the Diaries
November 8, 2019

Pallavi Paul’s installation Burn the Diaries (2014–2019) poses questions about the power of language and truth.[...]

Touching of Hands
November 8, 2019

This sculpture is a life-scale bronze casting of artist and cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s arm [...]

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power
November 8, 2019

This image shows photographer and activist Shahidul Alam’s image of singer and performer Smriti Azad protesting at a rally at Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka [...]

UFO (Unidentified Fettering Organization) No. 2
October 25, 2019

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 20, 2015, artist Tsherin Sherpa returned to his home city of Kathmandu. There he initiated a body of work that [...]

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room: Kagyu Tradition Installation
October 18, 2019

The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room is reopening and featuring a different Buddhist tradition: Kagyu, or Precept Transmissions, which grew from lineages of transmitted[...]