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bodyparts – art exhibition to open 2nd – 5th July
July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 5 @ 5:00 pm
disability – social change – imagined futures
We are delighted to announce that the bodyparts exhibition will be open from Tuesday 2nd July to Friday 5th July 2019 at the Asia House Gallery, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
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.
The exhibition is open 10 – 5pm on Tuesday 2nd July and 10 – 6pm Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019.
For further details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the research behind the project, please see the BU Research website.