Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014

½ Series

½ Series


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Zhang Huan 張洹

(Chinese, b. 1965)

Chromogenic print

Paper: 119.4 x 104.1 cm (47 x 41 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2012.100


Did you know?

The artist used his own body for this “concept photo,” a performance done for the camera without an audience.


This work was inspired by the market in Beijing where Zhang Huan ate breakfast every morning. “I could see rows and rows of ribs on sale at different stalls. When I saw the ribs, I saw myself. Half of a person is his body and the other half is his soul.” The human body is meat, but so much more.

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