Zhang Huan

Zhang Huang is one of the greatest and perhaps most popular controversial artists in contemporary China. He first started making a name for himself in the mid-1990s, thanks to his performances, and later-on received recognition for his large-scale sculptures.

It is his willingness to push boundaries with his artistic expression that has made him so successful. Now, he is one of the most respected Chinese artists, amongst the likes of Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang and Huang Yong Ping.

Zhang Huan – One of the most disgusting performance pieces ever made

Zhang Huan is no stranger to controversy. Having attended school when China was undergoing a dramatic time in its history, Zhang learned a lot from the years of protests and demonstrations that would be staged in front of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. As an avid fan of Avant-garde art, Zhang did not really have …

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Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddha – 20 tons of incense ash to create them

Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddhas Zhang Huan, born in 1965, started his career as a painter and then moved to performance art and then resorted back to painting. He is also a sculptor and photographer, but his main focus is on being a performance artist. He has made extensive use of ash throughout his career and …

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