“Measure Your Existence” Exhibition

Rubin Museum of Art

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The fleeting, impermanent here and now—in all its destruction, regeneration, and intense immediacy—is the ultimate reality. 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.

In the original iteration of the exhibition, visitors were called upon to coproduce, participate in, and intimately experience the works of art on display. In compliance with New York State guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s installation “Untitled” (Placebo) is no longer on view. Lee Mingwei’s The Letter Writing Project remains installed, however onsite participation is currently suspended, and visitors can contribute to the project from home.

Despite these changes, the exhibition continues to invite reflection on ephemeral moments and meaning, inspiring personal recollection and reminiscence.

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.



from February 07, 2020 to January 24, 2021


http://www.rmanyc.org/ (venue's website)


Adults $10, Seniors, Students, Artists and Neighbors(zips 10011/10001 with ID) $7, Children under 12 and on Fridays 7pm-10pm Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 17:00
fridays closing at 22:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Holidays


Address: 150 W 17th St., New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-620-5000

Corner of 7th Ave. Subway: 1/2/3 to 14th Street or 1 to 18th Street

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