For Beijing-based artist Zhang Yanzi, wellness is a quest for mental and physical reassurance.
From boiling herbal ingredients for an infused concoction of warmth, to drawing spiritual solace from the mysteries of the universe, our search for wellness requires medicine to be active rather than reactive.
In the modern world, as we embrace the scientific distillation of medical wisdom into pills, so too do these pills give us a feeling of reassurance and calm. They become our contemporary recourse to remedy and fulfil our need for wellness.
In this exhibition, Zhang Yanzi explores our common frailties and shared humanity, investigating the nature and meaning of wellness in China, its history, and its modern counterpoints from a Chinese perspective. We invite visitors to be open to a breadth of approaches to wellness and to experience psychological refreshment.