Eternity by XU Zhen, consists in sculptural compositions created from Western and Asian headless statues displayed in museums throughout the world. These originally beheaded works are grazed and assembled together.
This timeless art of eternal gods and Buddhas, represents the highest level of civilization in human history. These masterpieces also reflect colonization history, violence, cultural conflicts and relations. XU Zhen combined these art history’s major Western and Asian sculptures, and created a shocking visual effect out of these “mutilated sculptures classic aesthetics”. It doesn’t only refer to art history it also symbolizes irreconcilable differences within humanity’s Babel tower and shows a certain oriental conciliatory wisdom.
The upper part is originated from the replica of the statue in 350 BC Praxisteles, now is exhibited in the Louvre Museum, Paris ,France.
The Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha replica was originated from a sitting buddha sculpture in a museum of Yushe county, Jing Zhong City, Shan-Xi Province, China.