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Modern and Contemporary

Much of the contemporary art exhibited in Asia Week’s galleries involves recent translations of ancient traditions like calligraphy, scroll painting or ceramics. A dealer with a solid roundup of contemporary ink painting is M. Sutherland, including work by Jia Youfu, one of the best-known interpreters of the Song painting tradition, and Liang Quan, who stains rice paper with tea, an update on devotional practice.

At the Kang Collection (9 East 82nd Street), Minjung Kim colors rice paper then applies a flame to it to achieve a bold effect.