Since 2018, Beichen Zhang has been investigating the history and circulation pathways of Chinese artefacts in American museums, in an attempt to unveil complications and contradictions in how historical narratives and cultural identities are constructed.
This project is a visual manifestation of his critical inquiry, delineating the migration of a Han dynasty coffin fragment, its colonial background, and the interplay of power dynamics within American institutional museum collections.
The project title references the journey travelled by an artefact (Object#40-35-4) from the Shandong province in China, to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in the United States.
Venue: 37 Emerald Hill
When: 16 Sep - 30 Oct 2022, Tue to Sun: 11am to 7pm Closed on Mon