The Redemptive Aesthetics of Water

Changping Zha


Based on the Ark Project, a work conceptualized by contemporary Chinese artists Wang Xieda and Liu Chuyun, this paper discusses many works involving water in contemporary Chinese art and Noah’s flood as a historical event in the Bible. Comparing the Hebrew religious tradition with the secular tradition of Chinese thought, suggests that the flood will symbolize both the righteous judgment and loving redemption of all things, and the function of disclosing as well as erasing both the difference and identity of all things.

Key Words

Water, ark, righteousness, love, redemptive aesthetics

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