Long Island Buddha,

by

Zhang Huan

© Zhang Huan Studio pour l'oeuvre de

l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Zhang Huan Studio pour l'oeuvre de

l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Zhang Huan Studio pour l'oeuvre de

l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

"Long Island Buddha" (2010-2011) is a giant Buddha’s head in copper, lying on the ground.

Inspired by a trip to Tibet in 2005, where Zhang Huan discovered and collected fragments of Buddhist sculptures that had been damaged or destroyed under the Maoist regime. With the welded joints left visible and the surface allowed to go rusty, the work is a serene reminder of the fleeting nature of life.

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Interview of the artist Zhang Huan during the visit of his sudio 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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