Li Chen at place Vendôme, Paris
Monumental works by Li Chen will occupy the central space in Parisian centre’s place Vendôme in a solo exhibition 2-29 September 2013.
The artist’s work featured recently in this year’s (55th) Venice Viennale exhibition, Culture‧Mind‧Becoming.
Li Chen’s sculptures will be showcased at the centre of Paris surrounded by the historical buildings laid out between late 17th and early 18h centuries as a tribute to the armies of Louis XIV. Over the years the square has been renamed and rebuilt and reflected vicissitudes of French history and politics.
While the planned juxtaposition between Place Vendôme’s classical architecture and Li Chen’s sculpture seems to emphasize the contrast between two different cultures, the curators of the exhibition assert the two are alike “in terms of providing new possibilities and interpretations for our cumulative civilization and wisdom in contemporary world.
“Facilitated by the speed of globalization and technology nowadays, we can thus expect a profound intellectual dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures occurring at Place Vendôme,” say the organisers, who include non-profit Global Art Center Foundation (GAC), and Asia Art Center, Vendome Committee (Comité Vendôme), French Ministry of Culture (Ministère de la Culture) and Paris City Council (Conseil municipal).
The exhibition involved 18 months of planning by a curatorial team drawn from Paris, Taipei and collaborators in Italy and the Netherlands. Buy a Link on this page