Do you believe in Soul?
A scientific evidence once shows that we could measure the immortal human soul by recording a small loss of body weight. 21 grams, which representing the departure of the soul.
A longtime overseas resident of Berlin, Wang Ding-Yeh is a new media artist whose work in film, video and new medium-based projects explores the pleasures of narrative uncertainty. His solo exhibition "Lightness of the Soul" in Aki gallery portrays the artist's thoughts on the meaning of death, life, corpse and soul.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. –said Epicurus
Throughout Wang's oeuvre, the connections between art, death, corpse and the supernatural are vividly revealed. The artist has tried to explain the passive dead body in a very positive way: Fleshes, animal horns, shells...etc. have been splendidly displayed as creative art forms. The video image aims to mirror the diversity in Wang’s works, and the way in which the work creates new meanings and subjectivities through its aesthetic approach. His works reflect that the true essence of a living creature is not only the material or the atoms he is made of, also the inner beauty of soul. By giving a new form to a dead creature, the artist can however regard the death in a gracefully elegant manner.
From 7th of January to 5th of February, Aki Gallery is pleased to present Wang Ding-Yeh’s solo exhibition- "Lightness of the Soul". We sincerely expect your visit to enjoy a magnificent symphony of art and soul with us.