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The Rubin Research

In the final week of The Rubin Daily Offering, artists with ties to the Himalayan region share creative practices that inspire their work, inviting us to think creatively and collaboratively.

In this episode, Rubin Museum Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi describes the mandala of Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra, exploring how mandalas are used as a meditative tool and means to contemplate emptiness. Artist Palden Weinreb then explores how meditation and mantra guided his early practice.

Palden Weinreb is a multimedia artist who lives in New York. His work often borrows from Tibetan Buddhism, New Age theory, utopian modernism, and science, in tune with his search for elusive transcendental phenomena surrounding modern life.

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