Dinh Q. Lê, ‘The Headless Buddhas of Angkor’, 2012, Shoshana Wayne Gallery

The Headless Buddhas of Angkor, 2012 were part of Lê’s Remnants, Ruins, Civilization, and Empire show exhibited at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in 2012. This work is also a continuation of the artist’s earlier Headless Buddha (1998). Here, Lê photographed the headless buddha statues in Angkor Wat. The statues are looted and the heads are sold to tourists and eventually to museums. The colorful sashes are placed around the torso’s of the Buddhas during the new year.

Acquired from the artist

About Dinh Q. Lê

Vietnamese, b. 1968, Hà Tiên, Vietnam, based in Vietnam and Los Angeles

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Dinh Q. Lê: The Colony, Ikon / Plinth, Birmingham
Dinh Q. Lê: Memory for Tomorrow, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
DINH Q. LE: Tropicana Migration, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Still Moving: A Triple Bill on the Image, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
Crossing the Farther Shore, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston