Indian art obtains special spiritual powers unlike any other forms of art as they most often incorporate images of the divine within their creative expressions. Whereas Western art can be completely independent from spiritual matters; Indian art always make use of the spiritual world within their art pieces, giving it distinct divinity. Titled Divine Interventions, a series of Indian artworks will be exhibited here in Hong Kong for a total of 4 days at the HK Visual Arts Centre to explore the ability of encompassing divinity within a piece of artwork.
Artist treat the creative process of art making being a form of relationship with God, and through it they are making tangible a manner of God’s form. The process of making such art work involves meditative qualities, making the creation of an image a sacred experience on its own. Not only does the production of such art shares the joy in gaining spiritual power for the artist; Indians believe the admiration of such artworks also brings audiences unique power, making Indian Art not just an aesthetic pleasing but a religiously important component.
April 24 to 28, 2014
11:30 am to 7:00 pm
The HK Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road
Written by Joyce Tsang