We are pleased to announce an exhibition Hairy Legs Shrine/毛腿神社 by Donglai Meng on August 24(Sat.) & 25(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Donglai Meng is a multi-media artist, currently living and working in the Netherlands. She had her Bachelor of Painting at the Academy of fine arts of Rome (IT), and a master of Fine arts at Master Institute of Visual Cultures AKV St.Joost (NL)
Theism as the original human society’s imagination and exploration of the unknown originated from the inner construction of the spiritual sustenance. With the development of history, it was gradually replaced by the science-oriented contemporary social ideology and lost its mainstream position. But the myths and legends associated with it have become our earliest understanding of mysterious and enlightenment of aesthetics.
My inspiration comes from shrines, temples and related myths and legends near the place of residence. I borrowed their forms to create my own mythological system, through the ‘hairy legs god’, a ridiculous figure, to reflect on this rational, efficient and realistic contemporary society — it is meaningless, it is of no value, it is the gradually lost imagination of contemporary society.
Donglai Meng “Hairy Legs Shrine/毛腿神社”
Exhibition style: installation
Date: August 24 (Saturday) to 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 24th (Sat.), starting at 16:00.
* The exhibitions by other six current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.