Book signing: Living Shrines of Uyghur China

    Special Event
    Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 5:00 PM


    Meet us in Serai as Lisa Ross celebrates the publication of her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, (Monacelli Press, Feb. 5, 2013) and the opening of her exhibition of photographs with a book signing during Himalayan Happy Hour at the Rubin Museum of Art.

    Note that Lisa Ross will be giving a talk, which is ticketed, at 7 pm. in the Museum’s theater. To purchase tickets go here.

    "Lisa Ross is a hunter and gatherer of rare grace. With the patience and resolve of a true pilgrim, she travels to impossible places and captures ephemeral notions (such as prayer, history, isolation, migration, hope, grief, longing, etc.). These notions, she transforms with a quiet alchemy into photographs that inhabit the viewer’s mind and soul forever. Quite simply, my admiration for this work has no bounds." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

    The exhibition Living Shrines of Uyghur China was supported, in part, by Peter Hutchings and Martha Wolfgang.


    About the Author

    Lisa Ross is a Brooklyn born artist and educator based in New York City. Her photographs and video works have been part of numerous group and solo exhibitions in Europe, North Africa, and the US. In 2012, the University of California, Berkeley sponsored an exhibition of her work and she had a residency in Baku, Azerbaijan made possible by a grant through The CICRP European Cultural Capital, Marseilles, France. Her book, Living Shrines of Uyghur China, is to be published by the Monacelli Press, on February 5, 2013.

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