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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 a standing prayer wheel. Artist Youdhistir Maharjan then shares his labor-intensive artistic practice. While staying at home, Maharjan is cutting each individual letter out of Gabriel García Márquez’s book One Hundred Years of Solitude, showing that the repetitive and mundane can become a form of meditation.

Youdhistir Maharjan is a collage artist who works with reclaimed books and repurposed texts. His work was recently on view in the exhibition The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel. Read an interview about his process in the Rubin Museum’s Spiral magazine.

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