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Wolfgang Laib + Martin Brauen

Talk about Nothing

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

The conceptual artist Wolfgang Laib, featured in Grain of Emptiness, sits down with RMA Chief Curator Martin Brauen to discuss the artist’s use of natural materials such as white marble, milk, rice, pollen, and lacquer to create meditations on the transitoriness and interwovenness of all things, an idea parallel to the concept of pratityasamutpada, the doctrine of dependent arising in Tibetan Buddhism.

Wolfgang Laib’s work has been shown at venues world-wide, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Sean Kelly Gallery , New York.