Ox Warehouse is having “A River of Divine Imperfections” exhibition opened until June 16, 2019. This solo showcase by artist Ernest Van explores themes such as religion, science, spirituality and practice. As science topples religion, reason has become the principle to worship and our spirituality has been squashed.
A fable tells how the human heart was at first located in the middle of the chest, but after years of being disregarded, it had gradually moved to the side. With scientific and material advances, we have reduced distances and multiplied productivity, yet none of this has brought about happiness or clarity for humankind. Either of ancient religions or new age spiritual healing, no matter the name or practice it takes, all comes from the human desire to obtain ‘inner peace’.
This time Ox warehouse has invited Ernest Van who graduated from the Department of Graphic Communication Arts of the National Taiwan University of Arts to exhibit at the Post-Ox Warehouse Experimental Site. Ernest regards of his creation as an inner exploration of the self, producing works with the theme of ‘healing of the heart’. In this exhibition, his work isn’t trying to convey any rational ‘idea’ or invoke ‘introspection’. Rather, through infusing spiritual symbols and methods into this work, he hopes to lead his visitors into a spiritual sanctuary, where they can enter the ‘state’ and try to elicit one of the more ‘archaic’ functions of art – ‘healing of the heart’.
When: May 8–June 16, 2019
Where: Post-Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, 15 R. do Volong, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s Facebook page