Young man artist to hold solo exhibition in Russia –

A piece of work by Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Huan.[Photo provided to]

Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Huan will put on a solo exhibition titled In Ashes of History at the Stage Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia from Sep 9 to Nov 8.

This is the first time the prestigious museum in Russia will hostthe personal showcase of a contemporary Chinese artist.

Curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, Anastasia Vaialko and Chinese scholar Wu Hong, the exhibition at the Great Nicholas Hallwill feature more than 30 works.

The exhibition will also mark the debut of Zhang’s creations from his “My Hermitage” series, which was inspired by his first visit to St. Petersburg.

One of the most important artists of the contemporary Chinese art scene, Zhang achieved international recognition for his bold performance art in the 1990s as well as his later productions of large, mass-produced installations.

His work has been extensively exhibited and collected internationally in cities such as New York, London, Berlin and Shanghai.

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