Monday, September 03, 2007

Zhang Huan @ The Asian Society and Museum

Exhibition:Zhang Huan: Altered States
Dates: Time:
September 6th - January 20th Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, with extended evening hours Fridays until 9:00 pm. Closed on Mondays and major holidays
New York 2nd Floor Starr & Ross Galleries, Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Ave, New York
$10; $7 for seniors and $5 for students with ID; Free for members and persons under 16. Admission is free to all Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.
This exhibition is the first ever museum retrospective of Zhang Huan, encompassing major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York, and Shanghai. Born in 1965 in Henan Province, China, Zhang Huan is best known for his controversial early works of performance art, most of which focus on physical endurance. In 1998 he moved to New York and established himself as one of the most important and widely recognized among expatriate Chinese artists. More recently, Zhang returned to China and established a studio in Shanghai, where he has begun to create large-scale sculpture. The exhibition includes more than fifty works of photography, sculpture, and painting. The exhibition is curated by Melissa Chiu, Director of the Museum, Asia Society.

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