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Chitra Ganesh

February 2, 2018–January 7, 2019

The Scorpion Gesture

Through January 7, 2019, in the Second and Third Floor Galleries

The mudra known as the scorpion gesture is said to have unlimited power and potential for transformation. Your presence will transform the Rubin galleries in Chitra Ganesh’s new series The Scorpion Gesture, causing her large-scale animations to appear as if by magic when you walk by select artworks. Ganesh has created five animated artistic “interventions” inspired by pieces in Gateway to Himalayan Art and Masterworks, using the figures of Padmasambhava, known as the Second Buddha, and Maitreya, the Future Buddha, as points of departure. The animations build on Ganesh’s longstanding investigation of mythology, imagery, and narrative in her multidisciplinary practice, integrating her drawings with elements from the Rubin’s collection. Developed with and animated by the STUDIO.

Curated by Beth Citron.

Chitra Ganesh is made possible by Rasika and Girish Reddy, Manoj and Rita Singh, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.

Image Credits
Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975, Brooklyn, NY); Dakini Eclipse; 2018; mixed media on paper; 40 x 60 in.; courtesy of the artist
Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975, Brooklyn, NY); Adventures of the White Beryl; 2018; digital animation; courtesy of the artist
Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975, Brooklyn, NY); Silhouette in the Graveyard; 2018; digital animation; courtesy of the artist

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