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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Holy Land

Kamthorn Paowattanasuk

Date:

16 Mar - 11 May 2024

Holy Land is a long-term project of Lek Kamthon that explores the contemporary Buddhist art found in Thai temples. These temples often incorporate bizarre sculptures and futuristic objects in order to attract Buddhists to come and make merit. This trend is growing rapidly and seems unstoppable, from the rise of "golden figure monks" to the emergence of "wax figure monks" that are as realistic as Madame Tussauds wax figures, temples built with aluminum, resin caves that transform into Naga palaces, and temples with escalators for the convenience of worshippers. He has also seen dinosaur statues and Marvel superheroes placed in temples to attract kids.

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