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Zhang Huan, Night, 2007

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

May 5 - August 19, 2012

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

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.


VIDEOS

Interview with Zhang Huan on the AGO show

Rising
Unveiled at the Living Shangri-La, Toronto, May 5, 2012

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This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

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