Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China
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Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China

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中国の伝統である水墨画という粋を超えて、過去を解釈し新たに歴史を塗り変えるように一連のアイデアを取り入れた。 40人の現代アーティストによる80点の作品をフィーチャー。〈全編英語〉

The Chinese tradition of “ink art” stretches far beyond works in ink, to embrace a set of aesthetic principles centered on renewal and reinterpretation of the past. The 80 works, by 40 contemporary artists, featured in InkArt range from variations on the written word to radical abstractions to contemporary landscapes, and represent media as diverse as photography, video, ceramic, wood, bronze, and stainless steel—as well as traditional ink (which might be on cardboard, polyester, or the human body). They include such iconic pieces as Book from the Sky by Xu Bing and Han Jar Overpainted with Coca ColaLogo by Ai Weiwei, “pseudo-characters” by Gu Wenda, handscrolls by Liu Dan, and videos and animation by Qiu Anxiong and Chen Shaoxiong. The illuminating texts give a history of contemporary Chinese ink painting and how it is perceived in the West. A discussion of the works themselves show how they respond to, subvert, or reinterpret the traditional idioms to define a modern artistic identity that remains both Chinese and global.

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pub Date: 2013 
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 208 pp.
Size: 10.84 x 9.35 inches
ISBN: 9780300197037