Uli Sigg 和中国当代艺术 3/26/2009 14:37
It seems to me that there is an infusion of the Chinese Art (modernization of tradition) to the West.

In 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston commissioned Liu Xiaodong to create a work for inclusion in the 2010 exhibition, "Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition." The work comprises nine portraits of Boston-area high school students painted on one large scroll. Liu's intense engagement with the teens he painted makes the work a unique collaboration.

Social observation and critique are at the heart of the work of Liu Xiaodong, one of China's premier contemporary artists. His vignettes of modern Chinese life provide moving glimpses of a country in transition to a world power.

Fresh Ink:
Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition
Friday, November 26, 2010 - Sunday, February 13, 2011
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In this groundbreaking exhibition, contemporary Chinese ink painters engage in dialogue with classical artworks from China’s past. At the core of this exhibition’s concept is an artist-in-residency program. Leading artists from China and the Chinese diaspora have come to Boston to study the MFA’s superb collection of Chinese art, allowing them to create new works in direct response to the Museum’s permanent collection. In the exhibition, the new works and the masterpieces they refer to will be juxtaposed in the Gund gallery―the ancient will historicize the contemporary, while the contemporary will revitalize the ancient.

The MFA has selected ten artists who, despite their disparate backgrounds, are bound together by their deep engagement with traditional Chinese ink painting. A few of the artists work in quiet, contemplative modes, such as the landscape painters Li Huayi, Arnold Chang, Qiu Ting, Zeng Xiaojun, and Liu Dan. Some employ the large-scale and immediate impact of global contemporary art, such as Xu Bing and Qin Feng. The others, Yu Hong, Liu Xiaodong, and Li Jin, work with a keen eye for people and society. What is reflected in this group of artists, in their diverse backgrounds, and in their common connections to tradition, is a commitment to understanding the past while forging a vibrant future―a mission at the core not only of "Fresh Ink," but of contemporary China itself.

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