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Opening Night Celebration

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel

Discover inspiration and spark personal empowerment at our biggest opening night celebration of the year! DJ Tasha Blank headlines this special K2 Friday Night in honor of the new, interactive exhibition The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel and formally ushers in the Rubin’s Year of Power.

At the Rubin in 2019, we’re bringing together a full year of exhibitions, talks, programs, and experiences that awaken new ways of thinking about power. One of the Rubin’s preeminent exhibitions of 2019, The Power of Intention brings together traditional and contemporary art to illuminate the relationship between our intentions, commitments, and actions. Inspired by concepts related to Buddhist prayer wheels, this exhibition looks at how we can empower ourselves to create positive change within and between us.

International artists Monika Bravo, Alexandra Dementieva, Youdhistir Maharjan, Charwei Tsai, and Scenocosme’s Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt take the Tibetan prayer wheel on a conceptual spin, and their works manifest in visible and tangible forms the power of intention, commitment, repetition, accumulation, and belief.
Opening Night Schedule

  • Happy Hour in the K2 Lounge | 6:00″“7:00 PM
  • DJ Tasha Blank performs in the K2 Lounge | 6:00″“11:00 PM
  • Opening remarks for The Power of Intention from Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi and Curator Elena Pakhoutova | 6:45 PM
  • Docent-led Museum tours | 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • After remarks and tours, join the dance party in the K2 Lounge!

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel is supported by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

About the DJ

Tasha Blank is a producer, DJ, speaker, and artist on a mission to set the world free. Through her original music, global newsletter, dj sets, events, remixes, coaching, courses, writing and videos, she is committed to creating content + experiences that invite humans into the wildest expression of themselves. She has devoted the last decade to intensive studies in neuroscience, psychology, creativity and somatics to cultivate a deep understanding of how the technologies of music, mind and movement unlock our fullest potential. Her music catalyzes transformation, inspires collaboration, and weaves together cultural influences from around the world.

Image Credit
Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre (b. 1976, Annecy, France) & Anaïs met den Ancxt (b. 1981, Lyon, France); Detail of Metamorphy; 2014; interactive installation; courtesy of the artist
Youdhi Maharjan (b. 1984); Detail of Power of Thought; 2018; cutout text collage on reclaimed book pages; courtesy of the artist

Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights.