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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers; Bilingual edition (May 2, 2003)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3775712208
  • ISBN-13: 978-3775712200
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,666,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the foremost artists in China's new wave, Zhang Huan creates personal and politicised work that encompasses performance art, photography, painting, installation and sculpture. Zhang Huan (Phaidon, GBP24.95), is a monograph assessing the impact of his explorations of identity, transgression and spirituality. It takes in his early, often extreme, performance art in China and New York - My New York (pictured), for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, saw him donning a suit sewn from raw beef, imitating the bodybuilders he had seen who tried to adopt an appearance of strength to hide their real weakness and unease - and takes us up to his laboriously created, deeply affected ash paintings and sculptures, created with incense ash collected from Shanghai temples. --Metro, 10 June, 2009

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Interview: RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, critic and curator who pioneered the study of performance art. Author of several seminal books, including Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (1979) and Performance: Live Art from the 1960s (1998), she is the Founding Director of 'Performa', a non-profit organization for the development, commission and presentation of performance art. Survey: Yilmaz Dziewior is a critic and curator based in Hamburg, where he is professor in art theory at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste. Formerly Curator at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne and Director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg, where he organized an exhibition of Zhang Huan's work in 2002, he is currently Co-Curator of the 7th Biennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Limerick (2009). His writing has been published in Artforum, Camera Austria and Texte zur Kunst, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues. Focus: Robert Storr is Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. Formerly Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he directed the SITE Santa Fe Biennial in 2004 and the Venice Biennale in 2007. He was a contributing author to Phaidon's Alex Katz (2005), Louise Bourgeois (2003) and Raymond Pettibon (2001), and writes regularly for numerous journals and magazines, including Art in America, Frieze and Parkett. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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ZHANG HUAN is perhaps best known for his performances and installations in the prestigious Art Fairs throughout the world. Writing about performance art can be a challenge but fortunately this monograph benefits from the informed minds of fine critics who for one of the few times make his art form intelligible to the reader.

Zhang Huan is not only a performance artist, though there are few who equal his ingenuity and ever evolving finesse of that medium. He is also a fine painter, creating images from not only traditional materials, but also from incense ashes. His large sculptural works reference his Chinese home and inheritance. Among these are his enormous Buddha of Steel Life' of Steel and Copper, Hero No.1 and Giant No.1 of Cowskin, Steel, Wood and Polystyrene Foam, and his Buddha leg, head, hand, and foot. Among the well known installations are the room of monumental Buddhas - both of steel and of ash, the latter being torn down as part of a performance, Canal Building '2008, Ash, Steel and Wood, and his inked faces and bodies both solo and in large groups, the groups at times standing on ground or partially submerged in water. His `Window' is both a performance and a photographic depiction of several encounters with a donkey in stages of man/animal intimacy.

The very helpful articles in this beautifully designed monograph are by such luminaries as Yilmaz Dziewior, RoseLee Goldberg, Robert Storr and Zhang Huan himself. Though the cover of the book shows several aspects of this amazingly gifted artist's avenues of communication (given the shock value of the artist's image), the book itself is the finest publication yet on the variety of expression Zhang Huan is bringing to the art world. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, August 09
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By myrtle on July 13, 2014
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