Place:National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
"Snuggle: Contemporary Expression of Intimacy,” a solo exhibition that will run from July 2 to 13 at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, will showcase Taiwanese artist Sanssouci Horng's attempt to frame modern relations through the telling positions of human legs.
Taipei-born Horng (洪莫愁) is a visual artist and printmaker who works with oil paints, acrylic pigments, and watercolors. As a doctoral graduate of the Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), her interest lies with art history and religious art, as well as the capturing of modern-day idiosyncrasies.
In her "Snuggle” series, Horng decides to focus on the humble human leg and feet, using the lesser-depicted limbs to express the subtle clues in body language. For example, when both pairs of feet are pointing to each other, an instant sense of intimacy and familiarity is conveyed, whereas a pair of lazily-crossed legs indicate true relaxation.
For more information on the artist, please visit her website at sanssoucihorng.com.