Watch: 'Long Island Buddha' in Hong Kong [Time-Lapse]

How many people does it take to move a giant Buddha head? Find out in this video shot at Asia Society Hong Kong Center earlier this year.

The Buddha head in question is "Long Island Buddha," a 2011 sculpture made of copper and steel by Chinese artist Zhang Huan, who splits time between Shanghai and New York. The head measures 68 x 89 x 70 inches. If you are in Hong Kong, you can catch Zhang's sculpture — which is part of Asia Society's Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art exhibition — until May 20.

Readers of Asia Blog may remember Zhang as the artist behind the giant Confucius and robotic Confucius works we have featured in the past.

This video was a BBluesky Production
Director: Leslie Ng
Cinematographer: Fung Kai Shing
Music: Tommy Wai

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Dan Washburn is Asia Society's Chief Content Officer. The Financial Times named his book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, one of the best of 2014.