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From 2011 to 2013, Danh Võ had a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty (We The People) built in 267 pieces, without intending to ever show the reproduction in its entirety. His exhibition at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (August, 1 – October, 25 2015) featured the largest contiguous piece of this copper sculpture.
Võ placed the six-meter-high installation and other new works in an eloquent dialogue on the fragmented body, sexuality, religion, identity, and migration with selected works by the American photographer Peter Hujar, without allowing individual motifs to form patterns of interpretation.
Along with an extensive text by curator Yilmaz Dziewior, the exhibition catalogue includes photographs and installation views of all the works in the exhibition.
museum ludwig, 2016
28 x 20 cm