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Elephant in the Room
6th January 2017 @ 9:30 am - 27th January 2017 @ 5:00 pm
We tend to overlook the importance and value of true happiness, instead we are more inclined to focus on developing materialistic, technological, economic, and social advances. This results in some people becoming materialistically satisfied but lacking in personal happiness. To internally examine ourselves is fundamental in our path to spiritual self-acceptance, adaptation, and self-development. Through this introspection we are able to reach an equilibrium between the physical and spiritual.
Elephant in the room, the name of the exhibition, is an English expression that means “to ignore or to leave an obvious problem unaddressed”. In psychology, the human mind can be divided into three parts:
- The conscious mind
- The preconscious mind
- The unconscious mind
These are powerful in influencing daily activities and in maintaining the health of the mind. These three factors are like the tip of an iceberg; we only observe a small amount of their capabilities.
Every adult was once an innocent child. We have all had good and bad experiences whose impacts on us can never be erased. These experiences are accumulated and crystallised in the unconscious mind, morphing into our personality and individuality.
By lowering our resistance and embracing the past through creativity, we are able to release these experience into the conscious mind and learn from what has happened to us. Perhaps this is a better approach rather than bottling up our feelings until they explode, causing resentment and negativity within ourselves and also with others.
The exhibition Elephant in the room is a way for the artist to freely express his conscious and unconscious mind, and in doing so encourage others to release themselves through creativity. By expressing these frustrations, anxieties or internal conflicts, people are able to embrace and move on from the parts of the past that are holding them back so that they can move forward with a freed mind.