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Aspen Art Museum


Danh Võ

Nov 4, 2016-May 21, 2017
Danh Võ’s We The People is the artist’s long-term project reconstructing Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty on a 1:1 scale. Re-creating only the statue’s fragile copper skin—the thickness of two copper pennies—and using the same fabrication technique as the original, Võ explores the relationship between monumentality and materiality in We The People. By displaying the statue in pieces, the artist offers us the opportunity to relate to an iconic monument on a human scale and to reflect on the collective construction of the concept of liberty itself.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Danh Võ’s exhibition is supported by the Simone and Kerry Vickar Roof Deck Sculpture Fund, and funded in part by the AAM National Council.

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