Great Leap Forward, 2007
  • © Zhang Huan Studio. Photo Fondation

    Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage.

  • © Xu Zhen et MadeIn Company pour

    l'oeuvre de l'artiste © Zhang Huan Studio pour l'oeuvre

    de l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc

    Domage

  • © Xu Zhen et MadeIn Company pour

    l'oeuvre de l'artiste © Zhang Huan Studio pour l'oeuvre

    de l'artiste.Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin

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Depicting labourers working on the construction of the Grand Canal, "Great Leap Forward" (2007) is a monumental canvas by the artist Zhang Huan. 

Painted in incense ash, it references the agricultural and industrial reforms put in place by Mao Zedong between 1958 and 1960, which lead to one of the biggest famines of the century.
The Studio of the Artist
Visit of the Zhang Huan studio in Shanghai.
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Zhang Huan

Born in 1965, in Anyang (China)
Lives and works in Shanghai (China)

Steeped in Buddhist philosophy, Zhang Huan explores themes relating to the mind/body connection and to cycles of life and death.

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Installation of "Great Leap Forward" and "National Day" by Zhang Huan in the gallery 9.