HAND (GUN) ZEN EXHIBITION

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

This exhibition of recent works by multidisciplinary artist Kai Lam and Ben Puah will be held at The Substation in Singapore.

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The title of the exhibition suggests a duality of meanings at play. On one hand, “Hand (Gun)” signals an object of violence, or a certain feeling of security. On the other hand, “Zen” signifies the contemplation of the mind and peacefulness.As such, the artists hope to present the contradictions that surface from the human conditions through their works, by exposing the beauty, anguish, and humour in mankind.

The works are questions based on the evolution of modern day culture , forming a connection between the artists andtheir audience, bringing out mindsets concerning the urban consumerist lifestyle, cultural practices and the value of art. The viewer is left toponder the emotional aspects of the juxtaposed images and to interpret what they view from the exhibition.

Hand (Gun) Zen
Date: July 18th – 30th, 2014
Opening hours: 12:00 – 21:00
Opening reception: July 17th, 19:00
Place: The Substation
Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Tel: +65 6337 7535
http://www.substation.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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