Kenjiro Kitade has created a playground of lamb-children as an installation that reflects the conflict between today's societal anxiety and the innocence of childhood. These lambs wear gas masks to symbolize fears of all kinds, yet the children continue to play because that is their role in this life. Kitade uses sheep as his muse to demonstrate human weakness and shortcomings, and looking at the pieces individually, or out of context, it is easy to see only one perspective. But context is everything. The artist reconfigures the installation to emphasize the movement of child's play. The show is a reflection of what we have done, but also of the hope that remains before us. In light of this, guests to the exhibition have been invited to draw on mounted paper, as a reaction to the work.
Artist: Kenjiro Kitade