Contemplative Art Viewing: How To Make The Universe Right
Talk / Lecture
1:00 to 2:00
Thu, September 14, 2017
Mindfulness educator Mitra Manesh leads an art-viewing experience in the exhibition How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman from Vietnam and Southern China. Contemplative art viewing uses mindfulness practices to explore the relationship between art and the self.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition How to Make the Universe Right (July 30, 2017–January 7, 2018) presents a large selection of rare religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Cao Lan, Sán Chay, Nùng, and other populations of northern Vietnam and southern China. Each group has their own traditions of educating and initiating priests and shamans, who serve as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds and between the community and deities, in order to make the universe right through healing, balancing the forces of nature, and communicating with ancestors.