Chen Zhen (1955-2000) numbers among the most prominent Chinese avant-garde artists, who, disillusioned by post-Maoist reform politics, left China in the mid-eighties. In 1986, he emigrated to Paris where his concept of “open sculpture” received international acclaim. Kunsthalle Wien now shows the first retrospective titled “Chen Zhen: The Body as Landscape“, encompassing all important periods of the artist’s work in Austria, including models and sketches of his unrealized projects, which have never been presented to date. Kunsthalle Wien, June 24, 2007. Part 1/2.