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Opening Night Celebration

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

Friday, March 15, 2024
6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Sold Out


Celebrate the opening of our 20th-anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, at this special K2 Friday Night. Enjoy free admission, cocktails, a dance party with live DJ music by Miho Hatori, and more! The Museum-wide exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures.

The night also marks the launch of our 2024 Spiral magazine “Reframe” issue, which explores how releasing our attachments to stories, beliefs, and identities that no longer serve us can allow us to reframe our perspective and reimagine the world around us.

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Opening Night Schedule

  • 6:00–10:00 PM | Cocktails and live DJ music by Miho Hatori, plus pick up the “Reframe” issue of Spiral magazine
  • 6:30 PM | Opening remarks  from the Rubin’s Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi, Reimagine curator and Director of Curatorial Administration & Collections Michelle Bennett Simorella, and Reimagine guest curator Roshan Mishra of Taragaon Next
  • 6:40 PM | Performance by musical artist and Reimagine contributing artist YESHE
  • 6:45–7:45 PM | Engage with select artists featured in the Reimagine exhibition in front of their artworks in the galleries
  • 8:00–10:00 PM | DJ music by Miho Hatori turns up for a dance party


About the Performer

YESHE is a Tibetan singer and artist born and raised in Switzerland, based in New York City and Zurich. YESHE performed recently live at Le Consulat in Paris, NowHere Gallery in NYC, Basel Social Club at Art Basel, and at the Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Together with the collective xenometok she developed 49 days, a multimedia music and dance performance theater piece, which was presented in 2022 at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zürich, in 2023 at L’arsenic Les Urbaines in Lausanne at Kaserne Basel, and will be shown in Brussels at the Kaaitheater in April 2024. YESHE is currently working with composer and producer Asma Maroof on her first concept debut album.


About the DJ

Miho Hatori is an artist, music producer, vocalist, and improviser. She started her music career in a legendary NYC unit Cibo Matto in the mid-90s. Since then, she has played, produced, and collaborated with many artists, including Gorillaz and Beastie Boys. 

Her creation style is borderless. After Cibo Matto, she started to play more multimedia performances in galleries, museums, and art institutions, using video installations with music relating to identity and environmental issues. 

Additionally, she has commissioned scores for film, brand, and collaborative work with artists. 

Miho is originally from Tokyo but has been working and living in NYC for too many years. IG: @mihohatori X: @mihohatori


Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Noah P. Dorsky, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fundraising for Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is underway and our supporter list is in formation.



Shushank Shrestha (b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal); Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs); 2023; ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA.

Ticket Price: Free


Advanced ticket sales are now SOLD OUT.

Limited walk-up tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can’t join us Friday night? The Rubin is offering free admission March 15-17.


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