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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 R.O.C.

International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 R.O.C.
中華民國第十九屆國際版畫雙年展

Honorable Mention

Title of Work:Shoe Extender - Feet Penalty

Taiwan

HUANG Yu-Wen

  • Name of Entrant:HUANG Yu-Wen
  • Title of Work:Shoe Extender - Feet Penalty
  • Nationality:Taiwan
  • Artist Statement:
    It is our nature to beautify ourselves. The Chinese have a saying that “women beautify themselves for those who adore them,” and since ancient times, most women have lived in the belief of conforming to certain aesthetic values.

    Shoe Extender - Feet Penalty was inspired by this notion. In Ancient China, people believed that smaller feet are more beautiful, which leads to charming bodily movements. However, with today’s heightened awareness of women’s rights, although the practice of foot-binding has been banned, women today still squeeze themselves into shoes that do not fit, causing pain and suffering for the sake of beauty.
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