18 - 23 MAR 2017: UNIVERSITY OF JAN KOCHANOWSKI KIELCE (PL) - BODY LANGUAGE
The human body is defining the idea of human existence and can be seen from various different perspectives. It therefore carries a large variety of meanings and can be described in a social, cultural and sexual context. The body is also used for communication, sending messages to the world. The idea of the human body is structured around various aspects such as subjectivity, morality, attractiveness.
The human body, and the way in which it is handled and portrayed nowadays, carries several questions: In what way does physicality define us as individuals, irrespective of sex or skin colour? Is our body equally important as our internal self? Does our body define us socially? What is it that makes us attractive, our body or our mind? Should the two components be seen as separate or do they overlap?
The exhibition will look at the human body as a power tool, a set of senses, a perception tool, at the animality of the human body, at the human body as a prison for the soul. BODY LANGUAGE is structured around the topic of vivisection as the tool of self-analysis. Its aim is to locate us as individuals in the social and cultural context taking into consideration previously discussed aspects.
Agata Agatowska, Natalia Andrzejewska, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Iwona Demko, Paweł Hajncel, Bartek Jarmoliński, Paweł Łyjak, Zbigniew Olszyna, Marta Pabian, Paulina Poczęta, Marian Stępak, Paulina Sylwestrowicz, Małgorzata Wojciechowska, Agata Zbylut, Izabela Żółcińska
This project is financed with funds for research for doctoral students of the Institute of Fine Arts University of Jan Kochanowski, Kielce (PL)