½ Series


Zhang Huan 張洹

(Chinese, b. 1965)
Paper: 119.4 x 104.1 cm (47 x 41 in.)
© Zhang Huan
Location: not on view
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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.
½ Series

½ Series


Zhang Huan

(Chinese, b. 1965)
China, 20th century

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