Lady liberty’s Summer Vacation
Dimensions : 75 x 97 cm
Materials : Mirror finish stainless steel, metal
Year : 2019

In Metal Language, XU ZHEN® collects conversations and texts from public and political cartoons and reproduces them in their original fonts using metal chains on a mirroring surface. The texts are extracted from their original contexts, accompanied by different metal dialogue boxes.

The choice of metal shackles reflects the ambiguity of history itself: it is a treasure and a burden. The “bling” of the chains along with the many exclamation marks evoke the chaos of a graffiti wall, where the individual statements blend into one bigger picture.