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Dogs of Guru Granth Sahib
2005-2008
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Dogs of Guru Granth Sahib
2008
Video Installation , Single-channel video , HD
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Sikhism is born and practiced in the state of Punjab in Northern India. It is the fifth largest religion in the world. Sikhism emerged from the foundations of Vaishnavism and Sufism. It was founded by Guru Nanak Dev in 1469. Its most important scripture the “Guru Gobind Singh” includes selected works of many philosophers from diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The text was decreed by Gobind Singh, the final guru of the Khalsa Panth. When I began to work on the Sikhism texts, my dog Yukie has just acquired cancer. I knew then, it will be his final work. When I search the word of “dog” in the Holy Scripture, there were three pages of result to my surprise. In the most part of the texts, it describes the filthiness and greediness of dogs. Certainly, I am not saying Yukie is filthy and greedy, in contrast I feel that he represents purity and innocence. The intention of the work is not meant to be disrespectful toward Sikhism. Merely thinking upon that Yukie is going to die; allowing him to talk about his faults might be a way of confession. Perhaps this could help him to reincarnate in the next cycle.

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Installation Art , Video Art , Painting
My artistic identity is no different than that of ordinary intellectuals in other disciplines, only it involves more artistic technique and aesthetic ability. I express common problems, just like a writer uses his pen to comment on current events, ...
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PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
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