THREE LIFE-SIZE MALE PORTRAITS ILLUSTRATE THE 1,500 YEAR-OLD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND TIBET, WHICH HAS CULMINATED IN THE “GIANT” CLAIMING SOVEREIGNTY OVER A TINY RELIGIOUS, INDEPENDENT NATION.
The bold red Chinese letters spell “China Get Out” emblazoned across their faces.
In 2008 the Tibetan people staged a peaceful protest requesting the release of imprisoned citizens, which resulted in further violence and more arrests from the Chinese, as well as a ban on foreign media and tourists into Tibet.
Positioned together as they are, they invoke the three monkeys and in such a fitting way speak of China’s political approach to Tibet; see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.
Their leader, The 14th Dalai Lama, has been in exile since 1959 and the persecution of Buddhist monks and priests continues to this day.
|Dimensions:||41 x 44 x 29 cm|