”The Arts of Zhen Shan Ren” – in Gothenburg June 30 – 15 July1 July, 2011 at 21:17 | Posted in Chinese culture, Falun Dafa/Falun Gong | Leave a comment
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”The Arts of Zhen Shan Ren”
(The Art of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance)
http://www.theartofzhenshanren.org (In Chinese, English and Spanish)
The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance consists of works from over twelve artists. Their backgrounds are varied and diverse in terms of professional experience, artistic styles and cultural upbringing. What they have in common in their practice of Falun Gong is united in an effort to express the myriad of experiences of living in it.
It was the release of Professor Kunlun Zhang, arrested for his belief in Falun Gong, from a Chinese brainwashing center in 2001 that spurred communication between the artists, many of whom have never even met face to face. In the course of sharing experiences and understandings over three years, the ideas for the exhibit began to take shape. Realist oil painting, or New-Renaissance, was chosen as the style for its narrative capabilities, accessibility and, above all, its simplistic purity. The exhibit would encompass four main themes: harmony, adversity, courage and justice.
The exhibition is displayed at the Gothenburg Public Library June 30 – 15 July
Open: Mon-Fri 10-19.30, Sat 11-16.30
Read more: Falun Dafa Art Center