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Seven Deadly Sins

Sin is a western concept that originates from early Christianity, whereby certain human characteristics are seen as objectionable in the eyes of God, and therefore punishable by God. These vices have changed over the centuries, but are generally known today as the following: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. In eastern philosophies, the concept of ‘sin’ doesn’t exist, but is replaced by karma, which is based on justice of actions in this life to the next.

What’s your Sin? This exhibition seeks to bring about 7 artists from diverse backgrounds in Hong Kong to seek their own interpretation of what 'sin' could entail. Will the outcome inward and reflective? or external and commercialized? Will they accept the status quo or challenge it? Is sin today’s positive desire for the better life?