Danh Võ

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Nov 4 2016 - May 21 2017

Danh Võ’s We The People is the artist’s long-term project reconstructing Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty on a 1:1 scale. Re-creating only the statue’s fragile copper skin—the thickness of two copper pennies—and using the same fabrication technique as the original, Võ explores the relationship between monumentality and materiality in We The People. By displaying the statue in pieces, the artist offers us the opportunity to relate to an iconic monument on a human scale and to reflect on the collective construction of the concept of liberty itself.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Sculpture
  • Contemporary
  • Danh Võ

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