Art Ark Gallery: March 1 - April 15, 2020


Art Ark Gallery Virtual Tour + Cultures in Transition Retrospect


Exhibit: Art Ark Gallery presents Cultures in Transition: Photographs by Oliver Klink.

Cultures In Transition: Spirit – Heart - Soul photography exhibit by Oliver Klink has traveled to various US States, France, Switzerland, and Argentina. The exhibition companion book has received eight awards for best photography book of 2019. Art Ark features over 40 images and will premiere the Trailer of “Aimoldir - The Soul of the Burkitshi”, a short movie to be released in October 2020 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Cultures in Transition explores the changes that people go through, the subtleties that make their life evolve, their spiritual guiding light. Over 15 years, in five Asian countries (Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar), Oliver Klink photographed environmental portraits of the continuity between family, work, and spirituality. There was no separation, but peoples’ concerns about how ‘progress’ can create disconnection and alienation between themselves and their communities became more evident. This fluidity of life is at the core of Cultures in Transition.

Location: Art Ark Gallery, 1035 6th Street, San Jose, California

Dates: March 1  – April 15,  2020

Opening Reception: 

Friday, March 6: 6 - 9pm featuring a book signing with Oliver Klink and exhibition walk thru 

Lectures & Talks:

Wednesday, March 11 (7PM): Artist Talk – The Soul of the Burkitshi; Short film Trailer:”Aimoldir - The Soul of the Burkitshi”

Friday, April 3 (6PM – 9PM): South First Friday Gallery Walk

Wednesday, April 8 (7PM): Artist Talk The Spirit of the Village & The Heart of the Yi

Artist Talks are free of charge with limited availability. Reserve your seat at:

RSVP March 11 Event

Virtual Tour of the Exhibit (click for video)

Gallery Information:

Art Ark Gallery is located at 1035 6th Street, San Jose, California. The gallery is open by appointment. Visit Art Ark Gallery website where you will find information on opening hours and other events.

“Klink’s photographs show a world that most people will never see outside of the pages of National Geographic.” David Best (Black &White Magazine)

Press Coverage:

Black And White Magazine (March 2020 Issue): THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT. Oliver Klink’s exploration of ancient cultures in Asia captures the eternal grace that endures against the relentless sweep of modernity.

Catalyst Interview by Michael Kirchoff

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