This January, Carriageworks, in association with Sydney Festival, will present Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha. Featuring two large-scale sculptures of Buddha that face one another, the exhibition will be the largest installation ever created for Australia by the renowned Chinese artist.
One Buddha is created from aluminum and acts as a mold to form the second Buddha, which is created from 20 tons of ash collected from Buddhist temples in Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, and the Zhanjiang Province of China. The ephemeral ash Buddha will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition, affected by exposure to the environment.
Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha will be on view at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, from January 8 through 26, 2015.
Read more about the exhibition here.