Paperback ↠ Zhang Huan Epub Þ

Paperback ↠ Zhang Huan Epub Þ



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  1. Grady Grady says:

    Highly Informative and Visually Satisfying Monograph of an Important Performance Artist ZHANG HUAN is perhaps best known for his performances and installations in the prestigious Art Fairs throughout the world Writing about performance art can be a challenge but fortunately this monograph benefits from the informed minds of fine critics who for one of the few times make his art form intelligible to the reader Zhang Huan is not only a performance artist though there are few who eual his ingenuity and ever evolving finesse of that medium He is also a fine painter creating images from not only traditional materials but also from incense ashes His large sculptural works reference his Chinese home and inheritance Among these are his enormous Buddha of Steel Life of Steel and Copper Hero No1 and Giant No1 of Cowskin Steel Wood and Polystyrene Foam and his Buddha leg head hand and foot Among the well known installations are the room of monumental Buddhas both of steel and of ash the latter being torn down as part of a performance Canal Building 2008 Ash Steel and Wood and his inked faces and bodies both solo and in large groups the groups at times standing on ground or partially submerged in water His `Window' is both a performance and a photographic depiction of several encounters with a donkey in stages of mananimal intimacy The very helpful articles in this beautifully designed monograph are by such luminaries as Yilmaz Dziewior RoseLee Goldberg Robert Storr and Zhang Huan himself Though the cover of the book shows several aspects of this amazingly gifted artist's avenues of communication given the shock value of the artist's image the book itself is the finest publication yet on the variety of expression Zhang Huan is bringing to the art world Highly recommended Grady Harp


  2. Allie Allie says:

    One of my favorite artists presented with the bulk of his performance work


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Zhang Huan [Ebook] ➥ Zhang Huan Author Yilmaz Dziewior – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Zhang Huan has emerged as one of the most important artists of the past decade a fearless explorer of the limits of the human body and a key figure in the flourishing Chinese art scene His earliest pe Zhang Huan has emerged as one of the most important artists of the past decade a fearless explorer of the limits of the human body and a key figure in the flourishing Chinese art scene His earliest performances including Suare Meters Kilograms and To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond subjected his body to grueling tests of endurance while addressing the relationship between physical endurance and spiritual tranuilityZhang 's move to New York in contributed to establish himself as a widely recognized figure in the international contemporary art world staging performances in several cities around the globe including Sydney Rome Shanghai and Hamburg where he reflected on his experiences in the cities he visited and his ethnic identity in a foreign landIn Zhang established a studio in Shanghai where he began to seek a greater connection to Chinese heritage and history This marked a new direction in his work as he turned from performance to sculpture painting and installation Through creating large scale sculpture in diverse media such as ash from local Buddhist temples and with found objects such as doors from the Chinese countryside homes Zhang Huan continues to explore new ways to render his interest in the body and its languageA significant aspect of Zhang's new work revolves around his interest in Buddhism Although Buddhist themes figured indirectly into his early work they took on a prominent role after a visit to Tibet in There Zhang began to collect fragments of Buddhist sculptures which he then used as models for massive copper figures Upon his return to Shanghai Zhang Huan began to collect ash from local Buddhist temples for use in sculptures and paintings The use of burnt incense the product of religious offerings strengthens the link between his art and Buddhist practices.

2 thoughts on “Zhang Huan

  1. Grady Grady says:

    Highly Informative and Visually Satisfying Monograph of an Important Performance Artist ZHANG HUAN is perhaps best known for his performances and installations in the prestigious Art Fairs throughout the world Writing about performance art can be a challenge but fortunately this monograph benefits from the informed minds of fine critics who for one of the few times make his art form intelligible to the reader Zhang Huan is not only a performance artist though there are few who eual his ingenuity and ever evolving finesse of that medium He is also a fine painter creating images from not only traditional materials but also from incense ashes His large sculptural works reference his Chinese home and inheritance Among these are his enormous Buddha of Steel Life of Steel and Copper Hero No1 and Giant No1 of Cowskin Steel Wood and Polystyrene Foam and his Buddha leg head hand and foot Among the well known installations are the room of monumental Buddhas both of steel and of ash the latter being torn down as part of a performance Canal Building 2008 Ash Steel and Wood and his inked faces and bodies both solo and in large groups the groups at times standing on ground or partially submerged in water His `Window' is both a performance and a photographic depiction of several encounters with a donkey in stages of mananimal intimacy The very helpful articles in this beautifully designed monograph are by such luminaries as Yilmaz Dziewior RoseLee Goldberg Robert Storr and Zhang Huan himself Though the cover of the book shows several aspects of this amazingly gifted artist's avenues of communication given the shock value of the artist's image the book itself is the finest publication yet on the variety of expression Zhang Huan is bringing to the art world Highly recommended Grady Harp

  2. Allie Allie says:

    One of my favorite artists presented with the bulk of his performance work

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