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Illumination, Meditation and Bodhisattvas

Tibet House US is pleased to announce its participation in the Asia Week NY with a unique exhibition of contemporary Korean Buddhist art co-curated with Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, and present never before seen pieces from the Tibet House Repatriation Collection.

In the 10th century Buddhism emerged as a major cultural force throughout Asia, including the Tibetan Plateau and the Korean Peninsula. This exhibition celebrates contemporary expressions of the Korean art renaissance which peaked during the Goryeo Empire (918-1392). At this time calligraphic transcriptions of Buddhist sutras, called Sagyeong, were produced in gold and other precious metals. Despite being a unique and exquisite art form, Sagyeong is primarily an act of devotion and spirituality. It is a meditative practice in and of itself.

Iconographic painting similarly reached new heights of elegance in the Goryeo Period, featuring popular Mahayana deities associated with the development of the Hwaeon and Seon schools of Buddhism. The technique of using gold powder on a silk canvas with color applied to the back created great depth and gave unrivaled luminosity to the image. The Buddhist arts of Korea and Tibet were known throughout the region for their beauty and refinement. As Tibet’s monastic centers developed in this period into great centers of learning, it is also considered one of the most vibrant ages of artistic growth and cultural development in Buddhist Tibet.

Master Kim Kyeong-Ho and Ms. Joy Rock are widely recognized artists whose reflections of the Goryeo period are juxtaposed with Tibetan works from the Tibet House US Repatriation collection.

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Date

Mar 13 - May 09, 2019

Contact

gthurman@tibethouse.us (Ganden Thurman, Public Relations)

Artworks

Joy Rock > <

Fifteen Thousand Buddhas

Golden bird

Golden flowers

Painting of Ksitagarbha

Painting of the Water-­Moon Avalokitesvara

Painting of the Wilow-Tree Avalokitesvara

Painting of the Water-­Moon Avalokitesvara

Kim Kyeong-Ho > <

All Powerful Ten Syllables of the Kala Chakra (Om Ham Ksha Ma La Va Ra Sva Ha)

Om Mani Phat Me Hum Mandala

Blue Paper Golden Letters Seven Stories Jeweled Pagoda in Lotus Sutra

관세음보살백련화수진언 만다라

Blue Papter Golden Letters One Buddha in Each Letter Flower Sutra Praising Songs

Flower Sutra Shamantabhadra Good Deed Chapter Changin Forms - National Treasure No. 234 Remake

Joy Rock > <

Fifteen Thousand Buddhas

Golden bird

Golden flowers

Painting of Ksitagarbha

Painting of the Water-­Moon Avalokitesvara

Painting of the Wilow-Tree Avalokitesvara

Painting of the Water-­Moon Avalokitesvara

Kim Kyeong-Ho > <

All Powerful Ten Syllables of the Kala Chakra (Om Ham Ksha Ma La Va Ra Sva Ha)

Om Mani Phat Me Hum Mandala

Blue Paper Golden Letters Seven Stories Jeweled Pagoda in Lotus Sutra

관세음보살백련화수진언 만다라

Blue Papter Golden Letters One Buddha in Each Letter Flower Sutra Praising Songs

Flower Sutra Shamantabhadra Good Deed Chapter Changin Forms - National Treasure No. 234 Remake

Artists