In dialogue with the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the center of the gallery at The Rubin Museum of Art, Shrine Room Projects is an exhibition series that features contemporary artists Rohini Devasher and Palden Weinreb who reinterpret traditional and religious iconography. This juxtaposition provides visitors with the opportunity to reflect on the themes and symbols emanating from the Shrine Room.
For Shrine Room Projects, Devasher presents a two-channel video installation, 300 Km or the Apparent Movement of the Sun (2020), a powerful visual meditation on the observation of the sun moving across the sky.
Weinreb, on the other hand, presents two mixed-media works created in wax and illuminated by LED lights. Offerings (2014) and Untitled (Stupa) (2013) look at first glance like highly iconic Buddhist-inspired objects, yet both artworks are an invitation to look beyond the surface.