Born in Shanghai (CN), lives in Shanghai (CN).
Xu Zhen is considered to be one of the most radical Chinese conceptual artists. In 2005 he participated in the Venice biennial and in 2007 in the Istanbul biennial. The artist uses the body to express his thoughts and ideals. In his work social taboos and traditional moral views are broken down. It is an appeal to renew values in contemporary society.
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The Problem of Colourfuln...
Xu Zhen, The Problem of Colourfulness, 2000. Photography, 3 x (90 x 120 cm), 193 x 55 cm, 193 x 100 cm, 6 x (90 x 61 cm).
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M HKA has acquired the complete USEFUL LIFE for its collection in 2009, a key exhibition in the development of contemporary art in Shanghai.
Panamarenko, Jan Fabre, Vaast Colson, James Lee Byars, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Filliou, Jacques Lizène, Andrei Monastyrski, Hamlet Hovsepi
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public