“Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan” at MoMA PS1

Zhang Huan is the subject of a two-artist exhibition at MoMA PS1, Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan. This exhibition juxtaposes videos and photographs of the early performances of Zhang Huan with those of recent performances by Li Binyuan to examine performance works by two Chinese artists of different generations that address the relationship between the body and the land.

Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan brings together a selection of performance works by two Chinese artists of different generations that address the relationship between the body and the land. Since the 1980s, the status of land in China has been undergoing radical transformation, mirroring shifts from collectivism to individualism and from socialism to capitalism. The exhibition juxtaposes videos and photographs of early performance works by Zhang Huan (Chinese, b. 1965) with those of more recent performances by Li Binyuan (Chinese, b. 1985).

TRADITIONAL WORKS BY ZHANG HUAN

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE WORKS BY ZHANG HUAN

These videos offer a real perspective of the artist and his practice. This author was thoroughly impressed with Huan’s frankness. There is no pretense here. This artist really rocks!

 

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