Sign to stop! Louis Vuitton's shocking exhibition to Buddhists.
Knowing Buddha Organization (KBO) invites you to speak out to protect the Buddha and Buddhism and awaken the morality of mankind.
Reported last Friday (JUN 3) – Louis Vuitton Foundation, operated by the big fashion house Louis Vuitton, showcases a collection of art exhibitions by eleven Chinese artists. In one installation by chinese artist/sculptor Zhang Huan depicts a gigantic eroded inclined carved Buddha head placed on the exhibition floor without any platform, at ground level with visitors freely passing by. Presenting such installation shows great lack of respect and consideration.
KBO President Ms Acharavadee Wongsakon says this is very inappropriate because it is a well understood practice that all religious symbols and related things deserve to be placed or stored in a high place, particularly holy figures which are often put even above the head.
“I’m also asking all Buddhists who are fans of this brand to think whether to continue supporting this company if it refuses to do so. You should have a clear stand on this….Art cannot be above conscience and should be based on respect. Otherwise, it will only be an excuse to satisfy your own wants,” she said.