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Zhang Huan ‘Altered States’ At The Vancouver Art Gallery

Zhang Huan: Altered States is the first museum survey of Zhang Huan, encompassing major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York and Shanghai. Zhang Huan is best known for his early body-based performances, both controversial and poetic, most of which involve physical endurance. He moved to New York IN 1998 and established himself as one of the most important and widely recognized expatriate Chinese artists. More recently, Zhang returned to China and founded a studio in Shanghai, where he has expanded his medium.  Exhibition on view through 5 October, 2008 at The Vancouver Art Gallery.

 The exhibition includes more than fifty works of photography,Zhang Huan Family Tree, 2000 colour photograph of performance, Amherst, NY Collection of Larry Walsh sculpture and painting tracing the evolution of Zhang Huan’s artistic practice to examine his personal, cultural and artistic negotiations in response to his immediate environment. It presents the experience of a singular artistic voice across diverse cultural domains—a voice that speaks from a unique vantage point in the contemporary art world.

Zhang Huan: Altered States is organized by Asia Society, New York, and curated by Melissa Chiu, with support from Morgan Stanley and Asia Society’s Contemporary Art Council.
The Vancouver Art Gallery stands in the centre of a city recognized as a nurturing ground for artistic talent. Through cutting-edge exhibitions, we feature the work of leaders in the field of contemporary art and Vancouver’s internationally renowned artists, including Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Roy Arden and Brian Jungen, serving as a portal for their remarkable achievements while furthering British Columbia’s artistic legacy. The Gallery also houses the magnificent works of significant historical artists, including the most extensive collection of the work of Canada’s beloved Emily Carr. Our permanent holdings number nearly 10,000 artworks, making the Gallery among the most valuable collections in Canada.

Vancouver Art Gallery 

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June 25, 2008 - Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, News, photography, raw art gallery | , ,

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