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The Rubin Museum in NYC and Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Two of my favorite museums – always bringing most interesting and challenging exhibitions. The Rubin Museum in NYC and Museum Rietberg in Zurich THE DRIGUNG TRADITION,   RUBIN MUSEUM  rubinmuseum.org rubin

Martin Barnes Lorber, US Journalist for Asian Art Newspaper brings up an often overlooked point of view in the June 2015 edition of Asian Art Newspaper in connection with the Drigung Tradition exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art open until September 7, 2015.

He explains that in the Drigung Tradition of the lineage of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism great spiritual advantages can be gained by just being in the presence of art. The Roman and Western tradition of art initially of religious subjects, added and patronized during the 17th century secular subjects. The Himalayan Buddhist art until today except for very contemporary art, remains religious in nature. He compares the icon of the Christian Orthodox church serving as a meditation tool with the two and three dimensional art of Himalayan pieces, in this case in the Drigung Lineage of the Kagyu School. In this school, the art itself, simply seeing it, brings the viewer the advantages normally only attained through meditation – the cleansing of sins, gaining spiritual merit and obtaining benefits for present and future life.

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UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 A WORLD IN COLOUR: COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE 1915, MUSEUM RIETBERG,  ZURICH, 
FARBPHOTOGRAPHIE BEVOR 1915
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Albert Kahn, the French philanthropist,  attempted in 1913/1914 what  we still hope will take the place of wars and hatred- and  sent out some  20 photographers to America, Asia, Europe and Africa so that through knowledge of the world’s cultures and people  we  would come to love and respect each other rather than go to war.  The photographs show early places, people and landscapes  of rarely visited places  as well as photographic history. All this happened as  WWI was about to start.
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MORE 19th CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAPAIN LINNAEUS TRIP VICTORIA & ALBERT , CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIPE: PHOTOGRAPHY OF INDIA AND BURMA  1852-1860
 UNTIL OCTOBER  11, 2015.
 
IN THE SERVIE OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY CAPTAIN TRIPE
Captain Tripe created a visual inventory  of celebrated religious and secular sites under the auspices of the East India Company.  At his own expense he ordered one of the most advanced cameras and  choose  calotype technique   with large format negatives suitable for large prints. This is the link to a long and very interesting article in Asian Art Newspaper about Linnaeus Tripe.
Cheers
Elisabeth
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