YUKEN TERUYA | MY PLAN B IS MAYBE MY PLAN A
September 7 – December 21 2019
ARTIST TALK: YUKEN TERUYA in conversation with DR. ALEXANDER HOFMANN, Asian Art Museum, Berlin
November 21, 7 pm
Yuken Teruya, Mc Donalds “Every Bite is Pure Joy”, 2016 (“Notice Forest” series)
For the exhibition “My Plan B is maybe my Plan A”, Yuken Teruya uses a mixture of various everyday materials to address such themes of contemporary society as consumer culture, globalism, and the environment. The title of the exhibition refers to a quote by President Donald Trump from an interview with Fox Business Network in which he commented on trade negotiations with China (June 26, 2019).
The title already reveals a lot, since Yuken Teruya’s works often contain a hidden political message. The subject of his work comes from everyday life, yet the chosen materials point to something very specific: monopoly bills, money trees, and even his shopping bags refer to to banks, capitalism and centers of political power. With his sprouts, he introduces something entirely natural into these hardened systems and criticizes them in a subtle yet effective manner. In so doing Yuken questions the power structures of our society, citing an interest in the intersection of nature and value, “in all of its abstract levels.”
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