Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition
Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition brings together a number of primarily sculptural works—as well as source materials, preparatory drawings, and video—that demonstrate ways in which artist Zhang Huan (b. 1965) touches upon Chinese cultural and religious traditions within his practice. Zhang’s work engages, in particular, with aspects of Buddhist philosophy and rituals, and he sees the contemporary condition as one that is constantly revitalized through an engagement with the past. Focusing mainly on the past decade of the artist’s production, the exhibition takes place both in Storm King Art Center’s Museum Building and outdoors, in the eastern area of the grounds near to Three Legged Buddha (2007), a major work by Zhang in Storm King’s permanent collection.