Zhang Huan Night, 2007 Ash on linen 200.025 x 251.83 cm © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy The Pace Gallery. Photo courtesy the artist and The Pace Gallery. © 2012 Zhang Huan
Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors
Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Zhang Huan is best known for provocative performances that subjected his own body to challenging tests of endurance. Zhang now uses symbolically charged materials to explore issues around identity, spirituality and history. Both political and highly personal, this exhibition addresses a disjunction between collective memory and official historical record in the post–Cultural Revolution era.
Interview with Zhang Huan on the AGO show
Unveiled at the Living Shangri-La, Toronto, May 5, 2012
Generously supported by
This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario