In response to criticism that the installation lacked any educational component, he said: "This is not a history project. It's important to understand that it's a contemporary art project, this artist's vision."
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Nishi, who is internationally known for transforming historical monuments by surrounding them with domestic spaces, said the aim of his piece is to put the viewer at eye level with the statue.
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