Ism Schism

Commodification of BuddhismCommodification of Buddhism“ is a group exhibition featuring, among others, my fellow Behavior partner Mimi Young and some guy named Nam June Paik. It opens tomorrow (with a reception this evening) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and is sponsored in part by The Buddhism Project.

“Taking a fresh approach, Commodification of Buddhism will explore the growing phenomenon of the appropriation of Buddhist symbols and their widespread circulation in the commercial domain…The pervasive spread of Buddhist iconography in the commercial domain indicates the extent to which such images have become detached from their original significance.”