We the People (Detail)

Exhibition period: 1 June 2012 - 31 December 2013.

A full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty was built at a metal workshop in Shanghai. However, the statue was not welded together to reach its full height of 45 metres; rather, it was split into approximately 400 fragments and scattered across the entire world.

The instigator behind this trans-boundary project is the artist Danh Vo. He had an exact replica of the Statue of Liberty from the New York harbour made at a metal workshop in Shanghai. However, the approximately 400 parts that make up the 45m sculpture were not welded together. Quite the contrary: they were sent out into the world and exhibited at a range of museums worldwide. See the location of the various parts

 

A transboundary project

Danh Vo says about the project: "Artists often get idiotic ideas". And this idea is out of all proportion, not just in physical terms, but also in practical and logistical terms.

About the exhibition

About the exhibition

A full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty was split up into 400 parts and exhibited in various parts of the world.

About Danh Vo

About Danh Vo

More about the artist, who often focuses on points where his personal life story is firmly embedded in world history.

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The ‘x’ in x-room stands for the unknown. The x-room transforms itself from exhibition to exhibition. No-one knows in advance what form of expression the art will find.

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