Danh Võ - We the People
Exhibition, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA.
Danh Võ’s long-term project We The People is a reconstruction of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty at 1:1 scale.
Recreating only the statue’s fragile copper skin – the thickness of two copper pennies – and using the same fabrication technique as the original, the artist explores the relationship between monumentality and materiality. And by displaying the statue in sections, Võ offers visitors the opportunity to relate to an iconic monument on a human level and to reflect on the collective construction of the concept of liberty itself.