Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition

When 3 May 2014 - 9 Nov 2014
Where Storm King Art Center
Old Pleasant Hill Road
Mountainville, NY 10953
United States

Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition includes more than 15 sculptures and works on paper by internationally celebrated contemporary artist Zhang Huan (b. 1965, Henan Province, China). Six large-scale works will be exhibited outdoors. The exhibition focuses on Zhang’s interest in and transformation of aspects of Chinese traditional culture, in particular Buddhist imagery and related themes, and takes Three Legged Buddha (2007), from Storm King Art Center’s collection, as its inspiration. Zhang’s return to China in 2005, after eight years of living in New York, marked a shift in his practice from time-based performances featuring his body as the central object to the more traditional artistic practice of creating painting and sculpture. Significantly, this shift was precipitated by Zhang’s revitalized interest in the traditions of his native China. Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition includes works on loan from collections in the U.S. and China, including a new work on view for the first time, Milly’s Temple (2013), which incorporates a traditional Chinese street gateway.

This exhibition is organized by David R. Collens, Director and Curator of Storm King Art Center, Melissa Chiu, Director of Asia Society Museum, New York, and Nora Lawrence, Associate Curator, Storm King Art Center.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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