The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition is an extraordinarily moving, intimate and inspiring exhibition detailing both an inner spiritual life and an outer human rights tragedy. Realistic oil paintings and Chinese watercolours from mostly Chinese artists give a unique insight into the spiritual discipline Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa.
Falun Gong, a form of meditative exercise originating in China, is based on the principles of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to showing how the practice of Falun Gong has changed people’s lives, providing them with a return to traditional Chinese values.
On July 20th 1999 Falun Gong was banned in China, and since that date 13 years ago many thousands of practitioners have been tortured in an effort to “transform” them. Part of the exhibition deals with the terrifying ordeals people – including the artists themselves – have gone through.
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“A truly beautiful exhibition.”“Very though provoking. Thank you.”“The true behind the artwork is almost too shocking to believe, it is crucial that we speak out about such injustice.”“Inspiringly spiritual”Guestbook
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Who am I? by Xiqiang Dong. The caption reads, “Even with all the wealth in the world, this young lady is in search for the meaning of life. After she reads Stories of Reincarnation, she ponders deeply, and ultimately sees the light on a paper lotus flower given to her by Falun Gong practitioners.” Graham Mellanby,…Details
Over the eight days (May 24-31) that The Old Chapel, Alfriston played host to the exhibition we were visited by over 2,000 people. Many of those who came to see the artwork took the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us and left having gained a sense of hope for the future. Joy Felix,…Details
With our first UK showing underway for 2014 we thought we’d look back to where The Art of Zhen Shan Ren visited last year. The exhibition travelled to 11 venues across the UK in 2013 and was seen by around 23,500 people. Of the tens of thousands of people who attended the UK exhibitions in…Details