ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Eternity - Herakles, Tang Dynasty Standing Bodhisattva
XU ZHEN® 徐震®
2013
Sandstone, artificial stone, fiberglass
371(H)*76(W)*76cm | Herakles 173*30*70cm 81.7 kg | Bodhisattva  120*25*60cm 82.9 kg | Plinth 101*76*76cm 275.9 kg | Steel pipe 270*5*5cm 25.0 kg | [Crate1] Plinth 123*85*85cm | [Crate2] Sculpture 315*90*123cm
Edition of 3 + 1AP
MI_2821

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:
The Crocodile in the Pond Museum Art St. Urban and Abbey St. Urban, Luzern, Switzerland 06.12, 2016 -06.26, 2016
The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 02.28, 2014 -04.20, 2014


Related Texts:
E-Books:
Eternity - Herakles, Tang Dynasty Standing Bodhisattva PDF 2013
Xu Zhen-Eternity-Herakles & Tang Dynasty Standing Bodhisattva PDF 2014