New, 2014
  • © Xu Zhen et MadeIn Company pour

    l'oeuvre de l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc

    Domage

  • © Xu Zhen et MadeIn Company pour

    l'oeuvre de l'artiste. Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc

    Domage

  • © Xu Zhen et MadeIn Company. Photo

    Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

"New" (2014) depicts Guan Yin, one of the most venerated goddesses in the Chinese Buddhist pantheon.

This computer-generated piece is based on a porcelain figure preserved at the Imperial City. Its range of colours contrasts with its traditional whiteness, a metaphor for purity. Transformed by the artist into a sort of consumer product, it symbolises the new pop culture of contemporary society.
The Studio of the Artist
Interview of the artist Xu Zhen during the visit of his studio in Shanghai.
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Xu Zhen

Born in 1977, in Shanghai (China)
Lives and works in Shanghai (China)

As curator, gallerist and head of a company, Xu Zhen is one of the most inventive artists of his generation.

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Installation of "New" in the gallery 8