Xue Mu: Liquid Truth
10 January - 19 March 2017

As an artist working across different mediums, Mu conceptualises and materialises alternatives to a conventional life experience. Viewers are embraced in monochromatic and minimalist installations and confronted with large-scale drawings and photographs, demanding attention and contemplation. 

Deconstructing Rodin’s The Thinker and Michelangelo’s David, Liquid Truth presents a body of work created through a series of re-photographing, where the iconic images are subjected to distortion, repeatedly photographed in the process. The playful distortion of the three-dimensional statue is rendered in two-dimensionality, depicting a layering of visual and conceptual experiences, each more removed from the first, where truth appears to be liquid.

Liquid Truth questions the reliance on interpretation of existing knowledge, and so Mu’s work creates a perceptual distance from the original and its associations, deconstructing subjectivity in the process of understanding. The distance from an original evokes an awareness of the fixedly familiar ways in which our lives seem to be organised. A departure from an understanding based on reference to established knowledge thus gives birth to new ways of thinking and perceiving in Mu’s current iteration of Liquid Truth


10 January 2017, 7-9pm

Exhibition Preview

13 January 2017, 7-9pm

Exhibition Opening, with film screening and Q&A with the artist