Opening Reception for "What Can a Body Do?"Opening Reception for "What Can a Body Do?"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/206911WCC Art Gallery2012-10-26T17:30:002012-10-26T19:30:00
October 26,2012 5:30PM–7:30PM
WCC Art Gallery
Friday, October 26, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery: The opening reception for What Can a Body Do? will feature a performance by Mellon Tri-College Artist-in-residence Christine Sun Kim.
About the Exhibition
French philosopher Gilles Deleuze famously asked, "what can a body do?" implying that we haven't even begun to understand the potential of our bodies. We know even less about the disabled body. This exhibition narrows Deleuze's question then, asking "what can a disabled body do?" What does it mean to inscribe a contemporary work of art with experiences of disability? What shapes or forms can these inscriptions take? How, precisely, can perceptions of the disabled body be liberated from binary classifications such as "normal" and "pathological" that themselves delimit bodies and constrain action? Contemporary artists Joseph Grigely, Christine Sun Kim, Park McArthur, Alison O'Daniel, Carmen Papalia, Laura Swanson, Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi, Corban Walker and Artur Zmijewski demonstrate new possibilities across a range of media by exploring bodily configurations in figurative and abstract forms. They challenge entrenched views of disability, both positive and negative, and show that we do not yet know what bodies are, nor what bodies—all bodies—can or should do.
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John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities