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Art January, 20 2011

Video | Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition

“November 20, 2010 – February 13, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 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 new Gund Gallery—the ancient will historicize the contemporary, while the contemporary will revitalize the ancient. In this video, curator Hao Sheng provides an introduction to the exhibition.”

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