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ZHANG HUAN

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ZHANG HUAN, an artist from Henan Province in China, is renowned for being one of the country’s most provocative and influential artists. He made this piece for an exhibit he called "Q Confucius" (why, Confucius?) at Shanghai's Rockbund Museum. According to the Museum's statement, "Huan is using a symbol of Eastern moral and political thinking to explore the question of how humanity might -- in an era of technological development and rapidly evolving social organizations and means of interaction -- progress together and come to coexist in harmony, both with fellow humans and with Nature...indeed whether this is possible." In other words, can we better face the future if we remember to respect the past?

About Huan and Q Confucius

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