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Chen Zhen
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Chen Zhen

Sculptor and installation artist Chen Zhen (1955, Shanghai – 2000, Paris) was from the generation that sought opportunities overseas even before the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre dramatically changed the cultural landscape of China. His conceptual installations and sculptures retain a kind of optimism rooted in the humanistic spirit of 1980s China, in which the artist maintains a role as social and political commentator.