New, 2014

by

Xu Zhen

© 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.

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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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