A Broken Mule
January 16, 2014 – February 14, 2014
Gallery Closed :
Sunday, Monday, Public Holiday
Reception：January 16, 2014 18:00〜
While not well known in Japan, the titular mule is a hybrid breed of animal born from a male donkey and a female horse.
It lacks the standing and trade value of the horse, but comes with the economy and use value of the ass.
In the exhibition, the artist poses the question of what forms result and what new values are born when a mule is ‘broken,’ robbed of its original value as an optimal tool for productive labor.
This theme is explored through two bodies of work which both feature combinations- or cross breeding – of different mediums and processes.