Junwei Zhang

Events 即将来临

Works 作品
    Language Trilogy 语言三部曲 
        Udon Noodle 乌冬面
        Thank You 谢谢
        365 Days 365 天

    Pseudo-well 伪井
    From West to East 从西到东
    A Well 一口井
    Lego 乐高
    My Aunt 我的二姨
    3:30 AM 凌晨3点半

Texts 文字
    Reviews 评论
    Poem 诗

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Thank You
Tissue roll, drawing, text

“Accepting and rejecting are equally one thing.”
—— Marcel Duchamp on Jean-Paul Sartre’s refusing to be awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964

In Thank You project (in-progress), Junwei collected the Japanese mass-produced toilet tissue rolls — revealing ありがとう("thank you”) after being used up — from Japan to the U.S.. Then, he regularly visited many overseas Japanese gardens — meticulously imitating. By exchanging and acknowledging their presence, thus, Junwei unveils that the toilet tissue and overseas gardens are equally one thing, ありがとう("thank you”) becomes the polite mediation of that embarrassment.

In the overseas Japanese gardens’ restrooms, Junwei installed his toilet tissues on which he hand-drew iconic Japanese homeland gardens. Alongside the drawing, the sentence "Do you enjoy my Japanese garden drawing? Please email me at ... " is written.


”拒绝与接受其实是一件事。“ —— 马赛尔· 杜尚评 让-保罗 · 萨特拒绝1964年诺贝尔奖一事


Installed at

日本屋花园,伊利诺伊州香槟市 Japan House, Champaign, IL
波特兰日本花园,俄勒冈州波特兰市 Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
密苏里植物园日本园,密苏里州圣路易斯市 Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO