Chen Zhen (1955-200)
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Chen Zhen (1955-2000)

Un village sans frontières (A Village without Borders)

Chen Zhen (1955-2000)
Un village sans frontières (A Village without Borders)

wax candles on painted wooden chair
42 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 16 1/8in. (107 x 41 x 41cm.)
Executed in 2000
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano.
Private Collection, Siena.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
A. Vettese, Chen Zhen, Field of Synergy, Prato 2001 (illustrated, pp. 94–96).
J-H. Martin (ed.), Chen Zhen, Prato 2003 (illustrated on the cover).
D. Rosenberg and Xu Min (eds.), Chen Zhen. Invocation of Washing Fire, Prato 2003 (illustrated, pp. 282–283).
M. Chiu, Chinese Contemporary Art. 7 Things You Should Know, New York 2008 (illustrated, p. 73).
Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Site de création contemporaine, Chen Zhen, Silence sonore, 2003-2004.
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Lot Essay

‘It is interesting to withdraw from one’s own usual context and meet a new world, especially today, when cultural and ideological Hybridisation has become an irreversible fact. The problem is not just that of understanding the work of art superficially, but also to try to effectively understand it with maximum clues. A quote from Chinese army strategy techniques and symptomatic of my attitude is often used in different contexts: ‘The winner is the one who masters the two sides of the battlefield’. Part of my research is in rereading Chinese culture in a Western context.’
–Chen Zhen

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