Rho Jae Oon, “Chilean Capsule,” 2011.

Atelier Hermès
28 October–13 December 2011

The Mulian Sutra, one of the many Buddhist canons, illustrates the tale of Buddha’s disciple Mulian(Maudgaly?yana) liberating his mother who had fallen into the realm’s of hell. A long-cherished story in many Buddhist cultures of East Asia, artists have continuously reinterpreted it into film, dance and theater. The sutra is commonly read as an allegory of Hyo, the virtue of filial piety; but it is also an archetype of humanity, calling upon the liberation of every human being.

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