Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Zhang Huan

To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain,1995

To Raise The Water Level In A Fish Pond -1997.perform.Beijing

It was not until the 1990s that performance art as a specialized form appeared in China.
Zhang Huan has widely been considered the earliest and most influential full-time performance artist of the 1990's. Zhang Huan and a handful of other artists living in an area called “Da Shan Zi” created a number of artworks, performance in particular, and subsequently came to be widely known as the “Beijing East Village” avant-garde art movement. read more

The homepage of Zhang Huan contains lots of information about his work (thanks Joerg)
There is an additional interview with Zhang Huan (if you can stand the popups and ads)

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