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YESHE

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

March 15–October 6, 2024

Photo courtesy of the artist

ABOUT THE ARTIST

YESHE (she/her)

b. 1984, Baden, Switzerland; lives and works in New York, NY, and Zurich, Switzerland

YESHE is a Tibetan singer and artist born and raised in Switzerland, based in New York City and Zurich. YESHE performed recently live at Basel Social Club at Art Basel, at NeueHouse in New York, and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Together, with the collective xenometok she developed 49 days, a multimedia music and dance performance theater piece, which premiered in 2022 at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich and will be shown next in Brussels at the Kaaitheater in April 2024. YESHE is currently working on her debut album, which will be released in fall 2024.

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK IN REIMAGINE

YESHE will perform Forbidden Songs at the Rubin in conjunction with Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now later this year. In the performance work, YESHE will sing songs that are forbidden in Tibet. Singers and artists in Tibet are still being imprisoned for singing the songs of identity, social justice, displacement, anxiety, freedom, and hope about the future and what it means to belong.


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