Danh Vo, “WE THE PEOPLE” (detail), 2011.
Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel.
Photo by Nils Klinger.

Kunsthalle Fridericianum
Until 31 December 2011

With JULY, IV, MDCCLXXVI, Danh Vo shifts the focus of his artistic investigations to the concepts of freedom, revolution and utopia. The title designates 4 July 1776, the date of the signing of the US Declaration of Independence and the writing in Roman numerals is taken from the tablet that the figure of New York’s Statue of Liberty is holding in her left hand. Currently, Danh Vo is in the process of producing a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty in China—31 tons of embossed copper.

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