The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe
On View at the Asian Art Museum
FINAL WEEKS | Ends Jan 15, 2017
See the exhibition San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic is calling a “visual feast.” Explore the personalities and perspectives of the Rama epic’s four main characters: Rama, his wife Sita, Rama’s faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman and the 10-headed demon king Ravana. Spanning the ancient to the contemporary, this major exhibition showcases artwork from over 22 museums around the globe. Coursing beneath the drama and fantasy of the thrilling tale, discover timeless human struggles and poignant moments that will resonate with your own story. Highlights include ancient and modern sculptures, paintings, puppets, masks, architectural details and popular multimedia from India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.
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Forest Tales: An Eco-Cinema in Two Acts
Saturday, Dec 10 and Sunday, Dec 11
Anuj Vaidya's Forest Tales, a sci-fi bio-punk re-introduction of Sita (hacker, shaman, daughter of the earth), drives the age-old tale of the Ramayana into new and uncharted terrains. Forest Tales becomes not only the story of Sita, but a study of cinema itself.
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