ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Eternity - Tianlongshan Grottoes Bodhisattva, Winged Victory of Samothrace
XU ZHEN® 徐震®
2014
Reinforced concrete, mineral/ acrylic material, glass fiber, steel, styro-foam, marble
666(H)*435(W)*318cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
MI_8705

Eternity by XU Zhen, consists in sculptural compositions created from Western and Asian headless statues displayed in museums throughout the world. These originally beheaded works are grazed and assembled together.

This timeless art of eternal gods and Buddhas, represents the highest level of civilization in human history. These masterpieces also reflect colonization history, violence, cultural conflicts and relations. XU Zhen combined these art history’s major Western and Asian sculptures, and created a shocking visual effect out of these “mutilated sculptures classic aesthetics”. It doesn’t only refer to art history it also symbolizes irreconcilable differences within humanity’s Babel tower and shows a certain oriental conciliatory wisdom.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Bentu - Chinese Artists In A Time of Turbulence and Transformation Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France 01.26, 2016 -05.01, 2016
XU Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing 01.19, 2014 -04.20, 2014


Collections
Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Paris


Related Texts:
E-Books:
Eternity - Material: Winged Victory of Samothrace, Tianlongshan Grottoes Bodhisattva PDF 2014