Zhang Huan’s Solo Show at Asia Society

07Sep07

My New York

Zhang Huan’s raw beef suit from his “My New York” performance.

The talented, multi-media Chinese artist Zhang Huan is having a solo show at Asia Society this month. It is the first-ever museum retrospective of his work. You can see Holland Cotter’s review from the New York Times here. The artist himself will be at the museum on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm. In 2001, he gave his famous “My New York” performance in which he dressed in a raw beef suit and paraded around the front of the Whitney, before releasing a cage full of doves. Right after 9/11, the performance must have taken on heightened meaning. It will be interesting to see if he does anything special to commemorate 9/11 at Asia Society. Zhang Huan’s website is here.

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