Exhibition

Bodyparts

2 Jul 2019 – 5 Jul 2019

Event times

Tuesday 2nd July: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th July: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Cost of entry

Free

Asia House

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Oxford Circus, Regents Park, Great Portland Street, Bond Street

Save Event: Bodyparts

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

An exhibition focusing on disability and the cultural legacy of the Paralympics, featuring diverse artwork from disabled and non-disabled artists

About

As disability becomes increasingly visible—through, for example, heightened coverage of events such as the Paralympic Games—what impact has such visibility had upon the everyday lives of people with disabilities? Have there been widespread societal shifts with respect to attitudes toward, and understanding of, disability? Has a hyper-visibility of disability changed the meanings we ascribe to disabled bodies and bought about meaningful social change? 

Bringing together a diverse collection of artwork from disabled and non-disabled artists, this exhibition grapples with these challenging questions. It moves us to think about progressive social change, the distance travelled, and evokes questions about continued marginalisation and struggle, empowerment and dis-empowerment, ability and dis-ability. Through a focus on bodily difference, shifting and affective understandings of disability, and wider issues of social justice, the exhibition challenges us to imagine possible futures. 

All pieces in the exhibition reinterpret the voices of the general public from data gathered as part of the Arts & Humanities council research project (AH/P003842/1 Re-presenting para-sport bodies: Disability & the cultural legacy of the Paralympics) and focus on public understandings of disability in the context of the everyday.

Curators

Kerrie O'Connell

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.