In the Present Moment: Haema Sivanesan

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.

Haema Sivanesan

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.

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