ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Eternity - Tianlongshan Grottoes Bodhisattva, Winged Victory of Samothrace
XU ZHEN® 徐震®
Reinforced concrete, mineral/ acrylic material, glass fiber, steel, styro-foam, marble
Edition of 3 + 2AP

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

Foundation Louis Vuitton

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