Looking East, Facing West:
the World of Zhang Huan

Looking East, Facing West:
the World of Zhang Huan

May 24, 2013 August 25, 2013

Chinese artist Zhang Huan is a sculptor, painter, photographer, performance and installation artist; his impact in broadening the global dimensions of contemporary art has been immense.

Overview

Chinese artist Zhang Huan (b. 1965) is a sculptor, painter, photographer, performance and installation artist; his impact in broadening the global dimensions of contemporary art has been immense. Themes of physical endurance and spiritual tranquility, Chinese history and heritage, and an interest in and reverence for Buddhism inform his repertoire. While works of sculpture were central to this presentation, including his iconic copper and steel Long Island Buddha, several of the artist’s paintings and photographs were also featured. Although forms and materials may vary, Zhang Huan’s commitment to exploring the dimensions of the human condition and expanding the figurative tradition is unfailingly discerning. This exhibition was organized by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in cooperation with the artist and Pace Gallery, New York, Beijing and London.