Kim Hoa TRAM<br/>
<em>Awakening</em> 2002 <!-- (recto) --><br />
from the <i>Awakening</i> set 2002<br />
ink and watercolour on paper<br />
(89.9 x 21.6 cm) (image and sheet)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Lillian Ernestine Lobb Bequest, 2002<br />
2002.421.1<br />
© Kim Hoa Tram

The Art of Zen

From the Asian Collection

Free entry

NGV International

Ground Level

15 May 04 – 24 Oct 04

This exhibition includes Zen paintings and calligraphies, ceramics, lacquer and a paper robe that explore the Zen Buddhist way of looking at the world. Zen (Chan in Chinese) originated in China in the 6th century. Zen was revolutionary in that it did not rely on the word, Buddhist scriptures, or Buddhist statues for worship. Zen teaching was to be transmitted from mind to mind, and we can attain enlightenment or awakening to our original nature, when we see the unity of all things.

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