Galerie Ora-Ora and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences celebrate the gallery’s 10th and museum’s 20th anniversary this July with a solo exhibition by Chinese artist Zhang Yanzi. Titled “Essence". “Essence" uniquely brings art and science together to form a new perspective for the public, and encourages engagement through an array of activities hosted throughout the exhibition period, from interactive workshops and meet-the-artist sessions to guided tours and seminars. The exhibition is for all Hong Kongers, families, medical professionals and artists to be inspired by how two subjects, often considered complete opposites, come together through the philosophy, culture and healing processes of both Western and Eastern medicine.
A Chinese contemporary artist to watch, Zhang Yanzi’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are included in museums, art institutions, and private collections, such as the Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, La Biennale di Venezia, National Art Museum of China andShanghai Art Museum. Her innovative exhibition “Essence” incorporates familiar medical products from the East and West such as herbal medicine, gauze, bandages and pills within her artwork. She interprets the scientific way humanity deals with pain and illness through art and invites visitors into her intimate world of recovery and remedy.