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  • Provenance

    Deitch Projects, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Deitch Projects, My America, April 15 - May 27, 2000

  • Catalogue Essay

    I moved to New York from Beijing in 1998, I faced a totally different culture and society. It was a new beginning, working and living, to me I describe as: Hard to Acclimatize. I bought Chinese culture of five thousand years from the other side of the earth, something can be changed, but something can not be changed in my life. I remembered one day when I had dinner, I went to find some food for my pregnant wife, walking to Madison Square, suddenly a guy asked me: Are you hungry? then he gave me some bread. I felt very strange, maybe it hurt my dignity a little? I could not say what exactly were my feelings at the time, and eventually I came home with the bread. Recently someone told me that bread is often provided by soup kitchens to the homeless. When I heard that--I felt shocked--I got so many memories at the same time, and these inspired my idea for a new work. – Zhang Huan

    (Zhang Huan, My America (Hard to Acclimatize), 1999, Performance, Seattle Art Museum, USA, Artist’s Statement, 1999)

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My America (Performance, Hard to Acclimatize, November 1999, Seattle Art Museum)

1999
C-print on Fuji archival paper (in four parts).
Each 48 x 74 in. (121.9 x 188 cm)
This work is from an edition of three plus one artist's proof.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York