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Chen Zhen

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Chen Zhen: Transexperiences

KORINSHA PRESS/CCA KITAKYUSHU
Artwork by Chen Zhen. Contributions by Zhu Xian.

Paperback, 6 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 37 color. | 7/2/1998 | In stock
ISBN 9784771334021 | $28.95


        

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Chen Zhen: The Body as a Landscape

VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG
Preface by Matt Gerald. Text by Ken Lum, Maité Vissault, Wang Min An.

Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color | 8/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783939738305 | $40.00


Chen Zhen: 1991 - 2000 Unrealized Projects

VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color | 8/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783939738312 | $40.00


Chen Zhen: A Tribute

P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
Edited by Jeffrey Uslip and Rachael Zur. Essays by Jeffrey Deitch, Eleanor Heartney, France Morin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jerome Sans, Hou Hanru, Foreword by Alanna Heiss and Glenn Lowry. Introduction by Antoine Guerrero.

Paperback, 10 x 13 in. / 196 pgs / 61 color / 6 bw | 10/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9780970442871 | $25.00


Chen Zhen

HOPEFULMONSTER
Artwork by Chen Zhen. Text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 112 pgs / 70 color / 20 bw | 10/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9788877571083 | $18.00


Chen Zhen: The Body as a LandscapeChen Zhen: The Body as a Landscape

Published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg.
Preface by Matt Gerald. Text by Ken Lum, Maité Vissault, Wang Min An.

Chen Zhen (1955-2000) was among the members of the Chinese avant-garde who chose exile over political repression. In 1986, he left home for Paris, where, after a few years of seclusion, he began to show pioneering work he called "open sculpture," which found swift international acclaim. Chen Zhen's pieces often presented utopias of multicultural dialogue, poetic landscapes full of unusual material alliances, hybrids and new connections between Eastern traditions and the Western artistic vocabulary. That fundamentally personal approach, in echoing his own spiritual seeking and cultural homelessness, radiates enormous power. Later the artist fused his chosen exile, his illness and traditional Chinese medicine, surveying and synergizing the relationships that define the social body. Works like "Lumière innocente," an incandescent cocoon of hospital tubing woven around the frame of an antique crib, and dated 2000, the year of his death, are both elegant and heart-wrenching. This selection of more than 30 drawings, photographic works, sculptures, and installations made between 1978 and 2000 tracks each major phase of the artist's work.

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VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

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Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color

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PUB DATE 8/1/2007
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Chen Zhen: 1991 - 2000 Unrealized ProjectsChen Zhen: 1991 - 2000 Unrealized Projects

Published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg.

Chen Zhen was born in Shanghai in 1955 and died in Paris in December 2000. Since his early passing, interest in his artistic production has anything but waned--he is increasingly visible as both an irreplaceable talent unto himself and a missing piece in the increasingly widely acclaimed Chinese avant-garde. His admirers have founded the Association of the Friends of Chen Zhen, whose roster now includes the late Harald Szeemann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, designer Agnès B. and many prominent artists from Asia, Europe and the United States. With the encouragement of the Association and other allies and fans, Chen Zhen's work has been featured in international exhibitions including U.S. solo shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and at P.S. 1, New York. This volume makes available for the first time the sketches and proposals for projects left unrealized at the time of his death, allowing viewers to trace the trajectory his work might have taken. These glimpses of his working process offer insight into the ideas that drove him, and "translate" the visual and physical strategies viewers have seen in finished work into his own French and English. A proposal for a labyrinth expresses the desire to reach the "sublime spontaneously, the nature and the human spirituality…to reorganize the way of looking at the surrounding[s]" and "to raise the dream of tomorrow." He succeeded without even leaving the drawing board.

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VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

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Paperback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color

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PUB DATE 8/1/2007
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Chen Zhen: A TributeChen Zhen: A Tribute

Published by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
Edited by Jeffrey Uslip and Rachael Zur. Essays by Jeffrey Deitch, Eleanor Heartney, France Morin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jerome Sans, Hou Hanru, Foreword by Alanna Heiss and Glenn Lowry. Introduction by Antoine Guerrero.

During the last five years of his life, Chen Zhen expended his energies to create a body of work that poetically articulated his knowledge of traditional Chinese culture and Western avant-garde art. Born in Shanghai in 1955, Chen grew up during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution. When China transitioned out of that era, he became interested in combining traditional Chinese philosophy (forbidden under Maoist rule) and Western practices as an alternative to the government's official cultural ideology. The resulting body of work held as a central theme the creation of harmony through difference, taking the human body, illness and medicine as metaphors, mixing cross-cultural social dynamics before multiculturalism and globalization had ever been articulated. Exploring the intricate and often paradoxical relationship between the material and the spiritual, the community and the individual, interior and exterior, Chen used sound and everyday materials such as candles, beds, chairs, and even chamber pots, linking the physical world to the spiritual, ritualistic one. The result was an aesthetic immersed in the traditional past but aligned with the present. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition held at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in tribute to the artist, who died from a rare medical condition known as autoimmune hemolytic anemia in 2000, in Paris, where he had emigrated as an art student in the mid-80s.

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P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 10 x 13 in. / 196 pgs / 61 color / 6 bw

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PUB DATE 10/2/2003
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Chen Zhen

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Artwork by Chen Zhen. Text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

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HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 112 pgs / 70 color / 20 bw

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PUB DATE 10/2/2000
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CATALOG: FALL 2000

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Chen Zhen: TransexperiencesChen Zhen: Transexperiences

Published by Korinsha Press/CCA Kitakyushu.
Artwork by Chen Zhen. Contributions by Zhu Xian.

PUBLISHER
KORINSHA PRESS/CCA KITAKYUSHU

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 37 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/2/1998
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CATALOG: FALL 1998

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