When Art And Spiritual Pursuit Face A Human Rights Tragedy.
In 1999, China outlawed a popular spiritual practice, leading to widespread stigma, mass arrests, and torture nationwide. One of the victims, now living overseas, spearheaded a group of artists who use art as a powerful tool for change. Together, they launched ‘Art of Courage,’ an art exhibition that vividly illustrates the unheard personal experiences of those affected by tragedy and the transformative power of the faith that unites them.
‘Art of Courage’ unfolds as a moving and intimate journey into the lives of these collective artists. The exhibition, which tours internationally, offers a beacon of hope for humanity.
The film title, printed materials, and website received a unique identity. Drawing inspiration from the exhibition’s European tour, filmed against iconic backdrops such as the Duomo di Firenze, the design elements—including the color palette, typography, and layouts—were meticulously crafted. Harmonious spacing, symmetric proportions, and purposeful use of negative space were drawn from the Renaissance era—a period that profoundly influenced both the artists behind the Zhen Shan Ren Art Exhibition and the filmmakers of ‘Art of Courage.’