Tuan Andrew Nguyen discusses Enemy’s Enemy: Monument to a Monument, his sculptural response to the official monument commemorating Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, who performed self-immolation in 1963 protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. Nguyen describes how his work takes the form of a hand-carved Louisville Slugger, a classic American baseball bat, and explains how the monk’s image has attained an ongoing life as part of popular culture. [August 2013]


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