Opening Night Celebration with Tasha Blank
Measure Your Existence
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Welcome to one of our biggest opening night celebrations of the year! In 2020 the Rubin is bringing together a full year of exhibitions, talks, programs, and experiences that awaken new ways of thinking about the concept of impermanence. DJ Tasha Blank headlines this special K2 Friday Night, which honors the new exhibition Measure Your Existence.The night also marks the launch of our annual Spiral magazine, a special Impermanence perfume available at the Rubin shop, and more interactive experiences. Join Tasha Blank’s dance party guided by heavy bass and global beats, beginning at 9:00 PM.
Opening Night Schedule
- Happy Hour in the K2 Lounge | 6:00–7:00 PM
- DJ Tasha Blank performs in the K2 Lounge | 6:00–11:00 PM
- Opening remarks for Measure Your Existence from the Rubin’s executive director Jorrit Britschgi and curator Christine Starkman | 6:45 PM
- Docent-led exhibition tours | 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM
- Music turns up for a dance party in the K2 Lounge | 9:00–11:00 PM
About the Exhibition
The exhibition Measure Your Existence questions and expands the Buddhist concept of impermanence through artworks by six contemporary artists who explore duration, survival, memory, fate, history, loss, disappearance, and reappearance.
Measure Your Existence is organized by guest curator Christine Starkman and produced by the Rubin Museum of Art, featuring artworks by Tehching Hsieh, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lee Mingwei, Shilpa Gupta, Meiro Koizumi, and Taryn Simon.
About the DJ
Tasha Blank is a kinetic force of truth, glee & fury. An international DJ and dance floor instigator since 2010, she’s the founder of NYC’s wildest dance party The Get Down, and creator of the viral dance manifesto we came to dance. Known for ferocious live performances that sweep crowds into their rawest, sweatiest expression, Tasha’s original music invites listeners on a hypnotizing ride into even deeper, juicier territory. As a writer, coach & teacher, she combines a background in neuroscience, ontology, psychology and somatics to catalyze personal + collective paradigm shifts towards healing.
Left: Lee Mingwei (b. 1964, Taichung, Taiwan; lives and works in New York City and Paris); The Letter Writing Project; 1998–present; mixed-media interactive installation, wooden booth, writing papers, envelopes; installation view at Lee Mingwei and His Relations, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2014; photograph by Yoshitsugu Fuminari; image courtesy of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Middle: Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Gunma, Japan; lives and works in Yokohama); still from My Voice Would Reach You; 2009; HD color video with sound; 16:45 min.; image courtesy of the artist, Annet Gerlink Gallery, Amsterdam, and MUJIN-TO Production, Toyko
Right: Tehching Hsieh (b. 1950, Nan-Chou,Taiwan; lives and works in Brooklyn); One Year Performance 1980–1981, Punching the Time Clock; 1980–1981; photograph; © Tehching Hsieh 1979; image courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights.