'Drawn from the Chu-tsing Li collection of modern and contemporary Chinese paintings—the finest and most comprehensive of its kind in the West—A Tradition Redefined is the first in-depth exploration of the development of Chinese ink painting during the last half century. These extraordinary paintings demonstrate the reinvigoration of classical techniques and materials by artists throughout mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and abroad working with distinctly contemporary perspectives.
Illuminating essays situate these new works within the rich history of ink painting in China, revealing how contemporary artists evoke traditional and early modern Chinese art while reflecting their political and cultural environments and engaging with developments in the international art world. The book includes stunning reproductions of these paintings, many of which were previously unpublished, as well as biographies of the artists.' - from the front flap
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge and three other museums. Catalogue also includes English translations of inscriptions, reproductions of artists' signatures and seals, and a bibliography.