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Event name: Looking East, Facing West: The World of Zhang Huan
Event Date: May 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Start Time: 09:00 AM
Place Name: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Place address: 1000 E. Beltline
City: Grand Rapids, MI
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Description: Chinese artist Zhang Huan (b. 1965) is among the most prodigious and insightful artists working today. As a sculptor, painter, photographer, performance and installation artist, his impact in broadening the global dimensions of contemporary art has been immense. Themes of physical endurance and spiritual tranquility, Chinese history and heritage, and an interest in and reverence for Buddhism inform his repertoire. This exhibition explores the world of Zhang Huan both thematically and artistically. While works of sculpture are central to this presentation, including his iconic copper and steel Long Island Buddha, several of the artistís paintings and photographs will also be featured. Although forms and materials may vary, Zhang Huanís commitment to exploring the dimensions of the human condition and expanding the figurative tradition is unfailingly discerning. This exhibition is organized by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in cooperation with the artist and Pace Gallery, New York, Beijing and London.