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Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits

September 28, 2023

Event Admission

$8; $5 for students and seniors with I.D. Admission is free for members. When planning your visit, please consider purchasing or reserving admission in advance to view the exhibition. We welcome walk-up visitors.

(713) 496-9901

txcenter@asiasociety.org

Tsherin Sherpa Spirits tells the stories of loss, struggle, and empowerment in this thought-provoking and participatory art experience by renowned Himalayan artist Tsherin Sherpa. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sherpa studied Tibetan Buddhist painting with his father from the age of thirteen. In his late 20s, he relocated to California, where he continued his traditional art practice before moving beyond its boundaries to establish his own artistic voice.

Featuring more than 30 paintings, sculptures, and textile works, the exhibition traces the evolution of Sherpa’s Spirits series as it stretches, bends, reconfigures, and repurposes elements from traditional Tibetan art, merging them with modern imagery. Through these transformations, Sherpa contemplates the collisions of culture and identity that displaced people must negotiate. Dislocated from their homes — an experience familiar to the artist and communities all over the world — these figures move from grief and confusion, to courage and self-assurance, to triumph and wisdom. In their multiple manifestations, the “Spirits” reveal the power and endurance of transformation in these works.

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Date:
September 28, 2023
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Website:
https://asiasociety.org/texas/exhibitions/tsherin-sherpa-spirits

Organization

Asia Society Texas Center
Phone
713-496-9901
Email
txcenter@asiasociety.org
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City of Houston District
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Venue

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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