The exhibition had two working titles, both of them so different to each other, one would wonder how the same show could have such contrasting things to say.
‘Heavy armor’ – the final title, points to the armor we weave for ourselves under society’s dictations , patiently, ring-by-ring, just as the artist has knitted one of his works for the show. Hiding under it, we try to obey the rules , to seem normal and acceptable to society.
‘Nameless Sea Garden’ was the other title. It takes us to the “placeless place,” which exists more in our minds than somewhere real. Far from the judgmental eyes and hands, it’s a beautiful place where the trees bloom, birds fly freely, the sea is welcoming, where you can just be yourself.
This duality of these states of mind is exactly what the exhibition has to tell: When being stuck in the middle of who you are and who others want you to be, you should remember that there are nameless sea gardens under the heavy armor you’re wearing. You should visit them more often, you should water them, you should take good care of them, you should give them your name.