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Beyond the Mountain

14 days ago   |   By Aesthetica

In 1995, Shanghai-based performance artist Zhang Huan and nine of his collaborators climbed up Beijing's Miaofeng Mountain. Their goal was to challenge the mountain's mammoth altitude by adding a pile of flesh to its peak. The resulting photographic work, To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, shows 10 stacked bodies reaching one metre high.
Zhang's humorous take on our relationship with nature is now on display as part of Beyond the Mountain, organised by Seattle Asian Art Museum's curator Foong Ping. “The bodies might make the mountain higher for a minute, but what comes then?” asks...
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