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MFA Alum James Hsieh Featured in Group Show in Sydney

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James Hsieh ’17 is participating in White Rabbit Gallery’s exhibition “Ritual Spirit”. The show will be open until January 28, 2018. White Rabbit Gallery is located in Sydney, Australia.

“Art is not like science,” says Gade. “It is concerned with the soul, the spiritual world.” Ni Youyu is not religious, but he thinks “a good artwork should have a sense of the divine”; otherwise, “it is just a pile of paint”. Zheng Guogu believes ideas and imagery from Tibetan Buddhism give “a new dimension” to his work. Other artists put religious symbols in outrageously secular contexts to mock the modern gods of money, power and pleasure.

The artists in Ritual Spirit do not seek to raise man into heaven. But all are trying, in one sense or another, to bring the gods down to earth.

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