Curated by Letizia Ragaglia.
In his work Danh Vo reflects on colonialism, migration and cultural identity, interlaced with personal memories of his childhood in Vietnam and the hardships his family faced during their escape to Europe.
He also challenges the established behavioural norms of civil society and the art world. The work he brings to Bolzano is a long-term project which involves creating a life-sized reproduction of the Statue of Liberty. The fourth floor of the museum will play host to elements in copper that correspond in size and weight to various components of the statue. The project sets out to explore the notion of freedom in the light of both personal and political considerations.
Curated by Letizia Ragaglia
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will also present Danh Vo’s exhibition “GO MO NI MA DA” from 24 May to 18 August 2013.
Foto: Danh Vo We The People (detail) 2011-2013, 2012 © Danh Vo, courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel