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ONE ON ONE

Tenzing Rigdol on Nortse

From the quiver of the vibrant Tibetan contemporary art community, the arrow that pierces me, drawing the deepest admiration, is the art of Nortse.

NORTSE, Zen Meditation, 2012, installation of six monk’s robes, Chinese currency, scriptures, butter lamps, sand, metal frames, 100 x 100 x 80 cm. Courtesy Rossi & Rossi, London.

He has a Sisyphean shoulder, a Dionysian tongue and Duchamp’s eyes.

Born in Lhasa in 1963, Nortse has lived in Tibet his entire life, through the frenzy of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76)…

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