Throughout time, the very crux of the human condition has been the struggle between the desires of the flesh and matters of the spirit. This tension between the corporeal and the metaphysical has been a constant preoccupation of cultures, philosophers, and religions: how does one reconcile one’s embodied experience of the world — with all its attendant pleasures and travails — with our aspirations towards the transcendental and the divine?
Flesh and Spirit is a meditation on how we negotiate our place between these realms. The selection of artworks circles the arc of human experience and emotion, starting with the intimations of birth and the beginning of primordial time, to encompass ideas around survival and sacrifice, faith and ideals. Other artworks suggest the illusory nature of our constructed realities, and prompt a reckoning with the self and ego. Yet others plumb the depths of the human psyche, and hint at elemental forces too great to be contained by rational enquiry, gesturing towards other means of apprehending the world and our place within it.
Venue: Primz Gallery, 21 Woodlands Close #08-15 Primz Bizhub Singapore 737854
Hours: By appointment only
When: 1 Feb - 31 Mar 2021,