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Faurschou Foundation Beijing: Danh Vo

Danh Vo
We The People (detail)
30 April–24 August 2014

Faurschou Foundation Beijing
798 Art District
NO2 Jiuxuanquao Road
P.O.Box 8502
Chaoyang District
China 100015
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

Danh Vo, „We The People (detail),“ 2011–13. Copper, dimensions
variable. Photo: Filipe Braga. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie
Chantal Crousel, Paris.

In an incredibly short time, the young Danish artist Danh Vo has gained great global recognition with his work, which is at once conceptual and poetic. The work We the People (detail), which will be shown at the Faurschou Foundation Beijing, is part of a 1:1 copy of the Statue of Liberty, which for the past few years Vo has been presenting in exhibitions throughout the world.

Vo’s works are often inspired by his own experiences and often include readymade objects, which, through the context of a particular exhibition, become part of a particular historical narrative. Thus Danh Vo deconstructs, interprets, and reinterprets our shared history in surprising and innovate ways. He examines dominant values, historical conflicts such as colonialism, migration, and cultural collective memory and their cross-border existence.