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About Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins
七死罪

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?

“罪”是一個西方的概念,起源於早期的基督教。在上帝眼中,我們的某些德性不是衪想看到的,因此我們合該受罰。這些德性於過去幾個世紀經歴了一些轉變,它們就是今天眾所周知的色欲、貪食、貪婪、懶惰、憤怒、嫉妒、驕傲。東方哲學沒有“罪”的概念,但取而代之的是因果報應,那是今生的業會延續下世之正義。

七位來自香港不同背景的藝術家,尋索對於“罪”的種種可能詮釋。這將會是內省還是外在投射的結果?他們會接受現狀或是挑戰它?是今天追求更好生活的正面慾望嗎?