ZKM | Center for Art and Media presents Du Zhenjun. Babel World

ZKM | Center for Art and Media presents Du Zhenjun. Babel World an exhibition on view February 9–August 4, 2013.

Du Zhenjun: “The Tower of BABEL: Carneval” © Du Zhenjun

Since the beginning of the 1990s the Shanghai-born and Paris-based artist Du Zhenjun has drawn attention, by way of his interactive works, to the individual as well as social conditions of a world influenced by turbo capitalism and globalization.
In the exhibition “Du Zhenjun. Babel-world” at the ZKM | Karlsruhe, his large-scale work series BABEL, composed of photographic work, demonstrates that turning the world into new Towers of Babel, he presents a contemporary version of the apokalypse: barely having the new tower-symbols of newly gained wealth and superpower been built, than they are already on fire and the earth is flooded. “The majestic Towers of Babel as originating in Du Zhenjun’s imagination arise, as it were, like an annoucement of the events to come: horror in all its beauty” (Sacha Goldman)

Curator: Sacha Goldman

Website: www.zkm.de

Website of the artist Du Zhenjun: www.duzhenjun.com

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