Tradition Transformed

January 15, 2011, through March 13, 2011
Tibetan Artists Respond



Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries


Contemporary Tibetan artists are in a precarious position. While their work is informed by Tibetan artistic traditions, the majority of these artists do not live in Tibet, and some never have. Their challenge is twofold: as they forge a name for themselves in the competitive art world, they must also try to find their own place within Tibet’s rich and formalized artistic legacy. This exhibition features artists who grapple with issues of cultural and artistic negotiation and who work with traditional forms in innovative ways. The artists submitted new and recent works to the exhibition that highlight their styles and range.

Organized by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, and presented at the Hood Museum of Art through the generosity of Yoko Otani Homma and Shunichi Homma M.D., Class of 1977, the Cissy Patterson Fund, and the Hansen Family Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Rachel Weingeist

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Exhibition subject: AsiaModern & Contemporary Art