Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Zhang Huan’s Hope Tunnel Opens at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art // Visual Reflections on the Sichuan Earthquake

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By All Art News

Zhang Huan is one of China’s best-known performance and conceptual artists. He is also known for his shocking and absurd photographs and images. For his solo show at the UCCA, Zhang Huan will exhibit remains of the train which crashed during the 5.12 Earthquake in Sichuan and stretch it over the whole Big Hall exhibition space.

“This exhibition is a way of showing the victims of the Sichuan earthquake that they haven’t been forgotten. It’s a curated social project, an artist and an institution working together to help solve a problem.

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