Gallery: Pékin Fine Arts
Artist(s): Phénix Varbanov
Opening / Event Date: 28 Jul, 2023
Closing / End Date: 30 Sep, 2023
Ora-Ora is pleased to announce a landmark interactive wellness event, entitled “Reconnecting.” Organized and tailored as a companion feature to Zhang Yanzi’s “Where The Heart Is,” “Reconnecting” is a fresh fusion of art, yoga and sound. The 75-minute programme endeavours to promote the growth in physical and spiritual wellbeing which lie close to the artist’s heart.
This immersive yoga event will be skilfully led by trusted Hong Kong practitioners Dennis Chung and Norman Tsui; it will be held at our new gallery space, in acclaimed Hong Kong arts and heritage hub, Tai Kwun. Enveloped within Zhang Yanzi’s artworks, which themselves offer departure points for mental and spiritual remedy, “Reconnecting” is a tangible, experiential journey into ourselves. The catalyst for action is our urgent need to reconnect our body, mind and spirit, and forge meaningful bonds with others.
This unique and ground-breaking collaboration teaches actionable strategies for surviving, by imparting breathing exercises and heart-opening yoga. In so doing, we learn to open ourselves up to welcome the positive energies which flow towards us. The event culminates with the healing properties of sound, as emitted from a crystal bowl. This part of the programme builds on documented scientific and medical research into the body’s response to music, sound and vibration.
As the world emerges from a devastating pandemic, the artist’s sensitive probing of the nexus of human frailty and contemporary life has never been more relevant. Her practice has long dealt with issues of wellness, and the collision of philosophical ideals with mental and physical vulnerability. The theme of reconnecting, and the journey of self-care through exercise, fulfilment and calming stimulus is an apt response to the artist’s own path towards healing and remedy. The communal nature of this event links to specific themes of “Where the Heart Is,” which contemplates invisible togetherness and the elastic, unseen bonds which join us to society and home.
We expect high demand, and we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
August 27, 2021 (Friday) 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
August 20, 2021 (Friday)
Shop 105 – 107, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central