April 19, 2011

Temple Ash

Long Eared Buddha, 2007
 Zhang Huang is a Chinese visual and performance artist who uses temple incense ash to make giant sculptures.

 I hope to see these in real life sometime soon.  Zhang Huan's work is in the Shanghai Art Museum.  Zhang does make political art and he also has great visibility in the West. Given Ai WeiWei's recent experience of being detained abd virtually disappeared in China, I hope Zhang Huan remains able to continue making art.

You can see his work HERE and a wonderful essay written buy Zhang about temple ash HERE

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