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Rubin Museum of Art New York
June 11 - October 18, 2010

Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond—the first exhibition of contemporary Tibetan art presented in a New York City museum—features nine artists who grapple with these very issues of cultural and artistic negotiation and who work with traditional forms in innovative ways.

Technology, travel, displacement, and personal artistic freedom have informed their individual responses to the complex interaction between tradition and modernity in both art and culture. The artists—Dedron, Gonkar Gyatso, Losang Gyatso, Kesang Lamdark, Tenzin Norbu, Tenzing Rigdol, Pema Rinzin, Tsherin Sherpa, and Penba Wangdu— were invited to submit new and recent works. Specific works by the same artists were then selected from private collections to complement these new pieces and highlight each artist’s range.


(click on small images for large images with captions)

Nearest to the Sun

Gonkar Gyatso
L.A. Confidential

Gonkar Gyatso
My Identity 3

Losang Gyatso
Clear Light Tara

Kesang Lamdark
O Mandala Tantric

Tenzin Norbu

Tenzing Rigdol
Fusion Tantra

Tenzing Rigdol
Updating Green Tara

Pema Rinzin
Peace and Energy 1

Tsherin Sherpa
Preservation Project #1

Penba Wangdu
The Five Poisons #1, Desire

Penba Wangdu
Links of Origination