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Zhang Huan

Family Tree 家谱, 2001

Nine chromogenic prints
21 × 16 1/2 in
53.3 × 41.9 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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张洹 家谱
Each 21 × 16 1⁄2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)

张洹 家谱
Each 21 × 16 1⁄2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)

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Zhang Huan
Chinese, b. 1965
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One of China's best-known performance and Conceptual artists, Zhang Huan's more recent work has consisted of sculptures and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from significant political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. For his two- and three-dimensional works, Zhang frequently uses both common objects and unusual organic materials, including feathers, cowhides, and for his 2005 sculpture Donkey, a taxidermied donkey. Particularly evocative is Zhang’s use of incense ash, a material that epitomizes both detritus and religious ritual, with which he paints and sculpts works that are as olfactory as they are visual.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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张洹 家谱
Each 21 × 16 1⁄2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)

张洹 家谱
Each 21 × 16 1⁄2 in. (53.3 × 41.9 cm)

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Photo: © Yale University Art Gallery
Zhang Huan
Chinese, b. 1965
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One of China's best-known performance and Conceptual artists, Zhang Huan's more recent work has consisted of sculptures and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from significant political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. For his two- and three-dimensional works, Zhang frequently uses both common objects and unusual organic materials, including feathers, cowhides, and for his 2005 sculpture Donkey, a taxidermied donkey. Particularly evocative is Zhang’s use of incense ash, a material that epitomizes both detritus and religious ritual, with which he paints and sculpts works that are as olfactory as they are visual.

Zhang Huan

Family Tree 家谱, 2001

Nine chromogenic prints
21 × 16 1/2 in
53.3 × 41.9 cm
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