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Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors

May 5, 2012 – August 19, 2012

Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Zhang Huan is best known for provocative performances that subjected his own body to challenging tests of endurance. Zhang now uses symbolically charged materials to explore issues around identity, spirituality and history. Both political and highly personal, this exhibition addresses a disjunction between collective memory and official historical record in the post–Cultural Revolution era.

Interview with Zhang Huan on the AGO show

Unveiled at the Living Shangri-La, Toronto, May 5, 2012

Generously supported by

Hal Jackman Foundation

Sandra L. Simpson

This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

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