Knock Knock: Kesang Lamdark Solo Exhibit
Why We Recommend it
Artist Kesang Lamdark’s practice juxtaposes imagery from classical Tibetan art with that found in an imported Chinese consumer culture.
Born in exile in Dharamsala, India, Lamdark sought refuge in Switzerland, where he was raised and educated before moving to New York to attend university.
His father is a Rinpoche, a reincarnated lama. The artist’s work continuously attempts to reconcile the social, spiritual and political asymmetries of his Tibetan-Western identity.
The show’s title refers to from the repetitive sound the artist makes as he hammers tiny holes to create micro-pointillist lightboxes and aluminium can sculptures.