Great Leap Forward, 2007

by

Zhang Huan

© 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.

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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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