To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, 1995, color print, 101.6 x 152.4 cm, Doron Sebbag Art Collection ORS Ltd., Tel Aviv
Zhang Huan's photographs of his provocative performances, which are staged as independent art objects, have earned him international recognition. The three photographs exhibited here depict isolated moments from performances created by Huan in both China and the United States. The works, which were inspired by the medium of sculpture, are centered upon human arrangements composed of a multitude of naked figures. These photographs powerfully bring together lyrical, harmonious compositions with a violent activation of the human body. Huan uses the body as a tool for protesting against political repression, and his work contains biographical references concerning the trampling of individual rights under the Chinese dictatorship and immigration to the United State.
Born in An Yang City, He Nan Province, China, 1965; lives and works
in New York