The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Tantra in Buddhist Art, an exhibition that explores the concepts and characteristics of Tantra, a system of esoteric techniques used to reach the Buddhist spiritual goal of enlightenment, through twenty objects. It includes some of the earliest representations from India and works from as far away as Indonesia, Cambodia, Tibet and Japan. The exhibition reveals the importance of this tradition across Asia and showcases tantric practices of visualization in yogic meditation, repetition of codified syllables (mantras) and prolific use of diagrams and images.
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Critic J. Hoberman has called Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien “arguably the greatest narrative filmmaker of the past several decades.” Hou’s exquisite work encompasses nostalgic autobiographical sagas of growing up, penetrating examinations of traumatic historical events, and formalist reveries on contemporary life. These six films (all 35mm) are part of an international touring retrospective organized by Richard I. Suchenski (who appears in person on May 24), in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center, the Taiwan Film Institute, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The prints and drawings on view in the exhibition Graphic Discontent: German Expressionism on Paper demonstrate how German artists during
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Sonya Rhie Quintanilla George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art
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