Tradition Transformed


ISBN 978-0-9845625-0-3

Hardcover, Coptic binding 10.5 × 7.5 × 0.75 inches, 1.13 Lbs. 184 pages, 83 full color illustrations, three essays and one interview.

Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond features nine Tibetan artists – Dedron, Gonkar Gyatso, Losang Gyatso,Kesang Lamdark, Tenzin Norbu, Tenzing Rigdol, Pema Rinzin, Tsherin Sherpa and Penba Wangdu – who are trained in traditional painting and the strict interpretations prescribed by Buddhist religio-spiritual formulas and artistic norms, from which they break by experimenting with alternative media, and extracting sacred symbols from their religious context, repurposing them for their own self-expression. Included are essays by HG Masters, Michael R. Sheehy, and Anna Bremm, as well as an interview with Paola Vanzo of the Trace Foundation in New York.

The catalog is co-published with the Rubin Museum of Art, New York (RMA) for the occasion of the exhibition of the same title running June 19-October 18, 2010.