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In the Present Moment

Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice

March 22, 2022 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781773271644
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In Buddhist teaching, the concept of being in the present moment refers to a practice of living mindfully with full awareness of the world, including an awareness of the consequences of one's actions. It is a state of active presence combined with profound peace and joyful appreciation, each cumulatively embracing the potential of the eternal now. In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice explores how artists have variously grappled with the concept of being in the present moment by using their art practice to explore this deceptively complex concept and to give that inquiry aesthetic form. Tracing a history of the intersection of Buddhist thought and artistic production in North America (United States and Canada) from the mid-20th century to the present, In the Present Moment draws on the extensive collections at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria along with leading research and, for many artists, lifelong investigations into the relationship between art, life, and Buddhist practice to explore how Buddhist ideas and philosophy have played an important and often underappreciated role in the development of contemporary art.

About this Author

Haema Sivanesan is the Chief Curator at the Glenbow Museum and was previously Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria where she conceived and spearheaded the In the Present Moment project. She has held leadership and curatorial positions in public galleries and artist-run centres across Canada, and internationally. She currently lives in Calgary, AB.

ISBN: 9781773271644
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing
Published: 2022-03-22

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