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Zhang  Huan

United States

Jonathan Goodman

ZHANG HUAN, My America, 1999 (details), performance and video, courtesy Deitch Projects, New York. Photograph Claire Garoutte.

For the 1998-99 New York exhibition 'Inside Out: New Chinese Art' Zhang Huan performed his action Pilgrimage- Wind and Water at P.S.1, a well-known alternative space. There, he threw himself onto the courtyard gravel of P.S.1 as Tibetan chants played from speakers on the rooftop. Making his way to the steps of the gallery entrance, he took off all his clothes and lay down on a Chinese bed with a…

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