Moe Yoshida Exhibition / 吉田萠「蛙犬 Rana Cane」

9 October – 1 November, 2021

Moe Yoshida’s creative theme is the structure of memory and identity and their visualizations. In recent years, she has expressed the “storytelling method” and “storytelling physicality” closely related to these through a variety of genres.

This exhibit will feature the interactive sculpture/marionette piece, “Frog Dog,” and prints and drawings originating from this sculpture along with a related sculpture in a project that revolves around a marionette that carries motifs of frogs and dogs, things that Moe Yoshida Veggetti and her sister feared as children, and performing with it.

The marionette performance project began after the artist was forced to cancel her studio residency in Italy last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the work, three volunteers move a marionette connected to a long handle with one another. The marionette is called “Frog Dog” and symbolizes animals that are subjected to the one-sided perspectives, attitudes, and understandings by humans, such as experimentation and breeding. Moe Yoshida Veggetti states, “The inner traits of animals that we have no way of knowing, and therefore have been neglected and abandoned, weigh heavily on my mind lately.” Here, the marionettes move as their avatar, shaped as an unknown existence, attempting to connect with others while being beyond comprehensible and puzzling.

Additional exhibition pieces  will also be exhibited at the same time which have been made from the”Frog Dog” by printing parts of the artwork that could be disassembled, creating a silk-screen version, which was printed on various animal drawings in the two-dimensional work = words for expressing things that cannot be put into words for “Frog Dog.”


Photo: Stefano Croci






Photo: Stefano Croci

exhibition date

9 October – 1 November, 2021, 13:00 – 19:00

(last day, 13:00 – 17:00)

*Gallery will be closed on Wednesdays, Sundays, and holidays.

opening reception

No reception for this exhibition.

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