Giant Buddha reclines with western statues in National Gallery of Victoria foyer – video

East meets west as a giant sculpture by Chinese contemporary artist Xu Zhen is installed in the NGV forecourt in Melbourne. Eighteen metres long and weighing 15 tonnes, Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana…2016-17 depicts the traditional reclining Buddha draped with replicas of Greco-Roman, Renaissance and Neoclassical statues. The sculpture, symbolising ‘harmony if the world came together', is a special commission for the NGV Triennial, a free summer exhibition on from 15 December-15 April

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