Free and open to the public 5:00 – 10:00 PM, every day
The Mandala Lab is an interactive installation that invites curiosity about our emotions. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have the power to transform them.
Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the Mandala Lab features 5 thought-provoking, playful experiences—including videos accompanied by scents, a sculpture that invites collective breathing, and curated percussion instruments dipped in waters—that guide you along an inner journey focused on self-awareness and awareness of others. See, smell, touch, and breathe your way through the space, designed to inspire connection, empathy, and learning.
The Mandala Lab Bilbao includes artist contributions from:
Tenzin Tsetan Choklay
Dame Evelyn Glennie
Scents created by Christophe Laudamiel
Rendering of Mandala Lab Bilbao, courtesy of Extudio + Enorme Studio
Spanish translations by Dr. Ramon Prats
The Mandala Lab, Bilbao 2022 has been commissioned by The Wellbeing Project as part of the artistic programming for the inaugural Wellbeing Summit (June 1 – 3, 2022) in Bilbao, generously supported by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global.
Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Barbara Bowman, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.
Major support is provided by Anonymous, Bob and Lois Baylis, Anne and Albert Chao, Con Edison, Anne E. Delaney, Noah P. Dorsky, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Jack Lampl, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexander Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, New York Life Insurance Company, and New York Life.
Public funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.