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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 introduces a series of self-portraits by the contemporary artist Gonkar Gyatso. Then members of The Yakpo Collective share how personal growth and the impermanence of identity have shaped them as young artists from the Tibetan diaspora.

The Yakpo Collective seeks to represent and create a safe space for Tibetan artists from across the world and to challenge stereotypes associated with Tibetan culture.


Image Credit: Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961, Lhasa); My Identity series; 2007; chromogenic prints; courtesy of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection
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