Modern-day towers of Babel

Paris-based Chinese artist Du Zhenjun has reimagined the biblical ‘tower of Babel’ in various different contexts.

These contexts are some examples of things that are a threat to human existence even in this day and age. They include: huge winds, snow, conflict of law, destruction, and many more.

This series of work is full of symbolism as it juxtaposes the modern day context: tall towers fill our skylines, yet disharmony fills our streets.

– designtaxi

This is the trend it seems.  The race toward who or which country holds the record for the tallest building in the world.  In this it feels like the Old Testament all over again, but hopefully not.


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