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Artists on Artists Lecture Series

Leidy Churchman on Joseph Beuys with Justin von Bujdoss

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6:30 pm, Dia Chelsea

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:30 pm

Dia Chelsea 
537 West 22nd Street 
New York, New York 

This program has be postponed to a later date. Details to come.

Leidy Churchman was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1979. Churchman paints as a means to explore the nature of reality, working from a deep influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Intuition and meditation give rise to a wide range of subject matter, which has included the natural world, urban landscapes, political structures, and the flow of visual information in society. Recent solo exhibitions include Free Delivery, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2017); Crocodile, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2019); and FOCUS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2021). Recent group exhibitions include those at the Fondazione Prada, Venice (2021), and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2022); as well as the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet as It's Kept at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Churchman lives in New York.

Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher and writer. Lama Justin was ordained as a repa by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche and is a ngakpa in the Yuthok Nyingthig tantric Buddhist lineage. He is a co-founder of Bhumisparsha, an experimental Buddhist sangha, along with Lama Rod Owens, and of Yangti Yoga Retreat Center with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. He is the author of Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice (2019) and a contributor to Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections (2021). From 2016 to 2021 Lama Justin served as Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for New York City Department of Correction, where he also served as Staff Chaplain. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at numerous academic institutions including Yale University, New Haven; the University of Chicago; and Columbia University, New York. He has served as visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and teaches at Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California.

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Photo: Don Stahl

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