Pace Chesa Büsin: Pace is pleased to present a retrospective of Zhang Huan’s work at Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland from July 14 through August 31. Encompassing the past 20 years of Zhang Huan's career, the exhibition will explore themes of Buddhism, existentialism and the limits of the human body that have been central to his artistic practice since 1994.
Image: 1/2 (Meat + Text), 1998, chromagenic color print.
Video: On Friday, April 25, Zhang Huan spoke with broadcaster, writer, and editor Philip Dodd at Pace London, discussing the artist’s new oil-on-linen paintings. Zhang Huan: Spring Poppy Fields is on view at 6 Burlington Gardens, London, through May 31, 2014.
For his first exhibition at Pace since winter 2010, Zhang Huan premieres new oil paintings based on Buddhist masks and iconography inspired by extensive travel in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. Please join us this Thursday, September 19th from 6 to 8pm at 534 West 25th Street.
Chuck Close's exhibit, opening tomorrow at Pace, will include the first presentation of his newest experiment with technology: watercolor prints.
“Invention,” Robert Storr writes, “plays a pivotal part in the fundamental dynamics of Close’s work but not in the sense of contriving an unprecedented pictorial or conceptual model. Instead his pragmatism or, better said, innovative empiricism, is aimed at devising previously untested ways of filtering and organizing the data he observes in nature, initially captures photographically, and seeks to transpose by other means onto a two-dimensional surface.”
Take a behind-the-scene’s look at our Booth B20 at Art Basel! We hope you can stop by to view works by Alexander Calder, Tara Donovan, Zhang Xiaogang, Robert Irwin, Zhang Huan, Keith Tyson, and Claes Oldenburg…just to name a few!
Zhang Huan’s SEMELE opera opened Wednesday night atThe Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.Handel’s most sensuous opera unfolds amidst Zhang Huan’s astonishing and provocatively playful stage direction. East truly meets west in this unique production blending the Greek myth of Semele with the contemporary true story of an ill-fated Chinese love triangle, all set within the walls of an actual 450-year old Ming Dynasty temple. Jane Archibald and and Allyson McHardy, both 2012 Juno Award nominees, star in this must-see theatrical extravaganza!