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Museum in New York to feature Taiwanese artist Tsai Char-wei

  • Date:2024-03-15~2024-10-06
Taiwanese artist Tsai Char-wei

The Rubin Museum of Art in New York commemorates its 20th anniversary with the Museum-wide exhibition “Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now,” running from Mar. 15 to Oct. 6, 2024. This extraordinary showcase features works by over 30 contemporary artists, including Taiwanese artist Tsai Char-wei (蔡佳葳), whose pivotal pieces “The Womb & The Diamond” and “Five Sky Dancers Series” will be featured as key works in this exhibition.


Tsai was born in Taiwan and currently lives and works in Taipei and Paris. She employs a diverse range of media in her politically-charged performative practice. Her works are highly personal, portraying a sense of her Taiwanese identity and its implications. Her works are in public and private collections around the world, and she has been featured in a robust portfolio of group and solo exhibitions throughout her career. 


Tsai’s works “The Womb & The Diamond,” a six by three meter glass and mirror installation influenced by Japanese Koyasan mandalas, and the “Five Sky Dancers Series,” paying homage to the Tantric tradition, will be harmoniously paired with Mandalas from the Rubin Museum’s collection in the exhibition.


Within the Reimagine exhibition, artists engage in critical dialogue, offering thoughtful reflections on universal issues spanning time. Themes such as identity fluidity, spiritual practices, and sense of belonging, grief, memory, and reclamation are explored through diverse media including painting, sculpture, sound, video, installation, and performance. The artworks will be thoughtfully juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection, creating unique encounters with traditional Himalayan art.


For more information, please visit the Rubin Museum of Art’s website.