There is no doubt about a trend that more and more Asian people are contributing and behind the success of many corporations especially in the technology world. This is a motivation behind an exciting new piece of work by the Chinese artist Zhu Jia.
A view of a portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made up of pictures of Chinese people is now on the show in an exhibition titled ‘The Face of Facebook’ by Zhu Jia at the ShanghART gallery in Singapore, 29 October 2013. In order to create this pieces, Zhu invited over 50 artists and friends from different professions to re-enact an iconic side portrait of Mark Zuckerberg featured on the 20 September 2010 issue of the New Yorker in a text titled ‘The Face of Facebook’.
The artworks comprising of 67 portraits of Zuckerberg in mediums ranging from oil paintings to digital prints is to be sold as a single work for 700,000 US dollars (410,256 euros) according to local media. The exhibition runs from 23 October to 09 December 2013.
[Photo shource: Fararu].