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One on One

Khvay Samnang on Zhang Huan

Using the body, time and space to narrate the politics of society

ZHANG HUAN. 12 Meters (1994). Documentation of a 40-minute performance. Courtesy the artist.

My first encounter with Zhang Huan’s work occurred in Cambodia in 2008 thanks to independent curator Zoe Butt. I was with my artist collective, Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels, and she introduced Zhang’s and other Chinese artists’ work to us. Back then, my English language skills were not advanced enough for me to do more research on him, but…

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