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The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

School of Visual Arts (SVA), in collaboration with the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), is pleased to present The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama. The SVA exhibition compliments and expands upon the selection of art currently on view at RMA. A popular, beloved figure, the Dalai Lama has evolved to represent a range of different meanings. The exhibition reflects artists’ interpretations of the Dalai Lama and explores his multiple roles and iconic status, and how his work and identity resonate with people everywhere.

Over 80 contemporary artists from thirty countries have contributed works of art in a broad array of media, expressing their personal interpretations of and reflections on the Dalai Lama’s philosophies and ideals. School of Visual Arts will display approximately 25 works of art by such well-known artists as Richard Avedon, Anish Kapoor and Sebastiao Salgado as well as contemporary artists Sanford Biggers, SVA alumnus Long-Bin Chen and Katarina Wong. The balance of the works will remain on view at the Rubin Museum of Art’s exhibition, which opened on March 16 and runs through September 3.

The complete list of artists whose work will be on view at SVA is: Seyed Alavi, Richard Avedon, Tayseer Barakat, Sanford Biggers, Long-Bin Chen, Era and Donald Farnsworth, Peig Fairbrook and Adele Fox, Louis Fox and Free Range Graphics, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Jesal Kapadia, Anish Kapoor, Nefeli Massia, Yumyo Miyasaka, Gabriela Morawetz, Susan Plum, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sebastiao Salgado, Salustiano, Andra Samelson, William Wiley and Katarina Wong.

The exhibition is organized by the Committee of 100 for Tibet and The Dalai Lama Foundation, and is curated by independent curator Randy Rosenberg.

The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street, New York City. For more information visit

The Missing Peace
Artists Consider the Dalai Lama
Kurator: Randy Rosenberg

mit Marina Abramovic, El Anatsui, Richard Avedon, Chuck Close, Sylvie Fleury, Doug & Mike Starn, Sebastião Salgado, Kim Sooja, Bill Viola ...

11.06.06 - 10.09.06 UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles
28.10.06 - 15.01.07 Loyola University Museum, Chicago
02.03.07 - 04-09-07 Rubin Museum of Art, New York
12.07.07 - 22.08.07 School of VISUAL ARTS New York