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Culture Lab LIC and Malý Berlín present

The Search for Utopia

On View: July 13 - September 1 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Free Admission; Indoors.


Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm

Curated by Tess Howsam and Soňa Jakubove


Featuring: Jeremy Dennis, Jeila Gueramian, Sophie Kahn, Ema Lančaričová, Eleen Lin, Jozef Pilat, Miro Trubač, and Natália Šimonová.


The Search for Utopia explores the contemporary definition of 'Utopia' - is it a future to aspire towards, yet to be discovered, or a nostalgic quest for something lost? This art exhibition transcends borders, uniting the creative voices of Slovakian and American artists. Showcasing a diverse collection of dynamic works across various mediums, it offers viewers a profound insight into each artist's unique perspective and cultural heritage.

Featuring contributions from four Slovakian artists and four American artists, each piece acts as a catalyst for introspection, encouraging viewers to reconsider the concept of utopia in our increasingly interconnected and diverse world.


Curated by Tess Howsam and Soňa Jakubove, the exhibition reflects an international collaboration between arts and cultural institutions, Culture Lab LIC and Malý Berlín.

Art exChange


by Adrien Marçais

On view May 2 - July 28 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Part of LIC Arts Open. Free Admission. 

"In my artistic exploration, I am captivated by the phenomenon of synchronicity, where seemingly unrelated events align in meaningful ways. Through my work, I aim to capture the delicate dance between chance and intention, weaving together elements of serendipity and design. Drawing inspiration from Jungian psychology and Eastern philosophy, I delve into the interconnectedness of all things, exploring the harmonious rhythms that underlie the fabric of existence. By intertwining disparate elements in my compositions, I invite viewers to contemplate the mysteries of synchronicity and the profound beauty found in the synchronistic moments of our lives." -Adrien Marçais


Tribute to Life

A Himalayan Art Exhibition at Culture Lab LIC

On View: September 5-22 during gallery hours: Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm. Free Admission.
Opening reception - Thursday, September 5, 6-9pm

This exhibition will showcase a rare combination of ancient Himalayan art and contemporary art, both of which share the evolving interpretations of ancient Buddhist philosophy that have inspired generations for thousands of years. Through artworks, audiences will draw from ancient Buddhist philosophy to find reverence for life in the present, prompting them to seek the meaning of life from contemporary perspectives and angles, and how we pay tribute to our own lives.

The exhibition is jointly curated by the Tibet Danba Raodan Thangka Art School (the most renowned gallery and the Top1 Thangka school) and the Karma Katri Thangka Art Center (both located in Lhasa, Tibet), with the participation of Contemporary Tibetan artists and Chinese well known artists residing in New York.

Danba Raodan Thangka Art School is founded by Mr. Danba Raodan, a renowned educator in Tibet, a professor at Tibet University (master's supervisor), a master of Tibetan Thangka art, and a national-level representative inheritor of the Tibetan Thangka Miantang tradition. Since its establishment in 1980, for over 40 years, rooted in the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation and taking the inheritance of Tibetan Thangka as its mission, the school has adhered to a unique educational system and teaching methods, nurturing numerous Tibetan Thangka painters for public welfare free of tuition for 40 years. Many of them have become outstanding artists in the contemporary Tibetan Thangka art scene, becoming the backbone of contemporary Tibetan Thangka inheritance. The Danba Raodan Thangka Art School is widely recognized as the highest institution for Tibetan Thangka art education in the industry.

Image is a painting by: Tenzin Phuntsho Principal of Tenpa Rabten School of Tibetan Thangka Art Inheritor of Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage (Mian Tang), Member of China Artists Association, Vice President of Tibet Thangka Association

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