Public Art Project
Three Heads Six Arms
2011, Steel and Copper
315 x 709 x 394 inches(800 x 1800 x 1000 cm)
1881 Heritage Grand Piazza
2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Edouard Malingue Gallery
In Cooperation with The Pace Gallery
May 24 - July 3, 2011
Three Heads Six Arms, 2008, is the artist’s largest sculpture to date, measuring 800 x 1,800 x 1,000 cm and weighing 15 tons. The sculpture is based on the Chinese mythological figure Nezha and fragments of Tibetan Buddhist sculptures. Two of the three Buddha heads have been replaced by human heads, including a self-portrait of the artist. As in his performance pieces, Zhang Huan places himself centre stage to emphasize the importance of liberation through experience.