Mari Katayama Special Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art

Japan Cultural Development/ August 14, 2019/ OTHERS, PRESS

Mari Katayama Special Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art

片山真理 作品集「GIFT」[2018] © Mari Katayama

Japanese artist Mari Katayama (born 1987) features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and textile.

Born with a developmental condition, the artist had both her legs amputated at the age of nine and has worn prosthetics ever since. In order to fill a deep gap between her own understanding of self and physicality, and contemporary society’s simplistic categorizations, Katayama began to explore her identity by objectifying her body in her art.

In photographs she assumes different personas, dressed in revealing lingerie in private, domestic spaces or in dramatic waterscapes.

The unflinching display of the vulnerabilities and limits of Katayama’s body opens up a broader conversation about anxieties and wounds for all of us—disabled or nondisabled—living in an age obsessed with body image. UMMA’s installation will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.S.

Plcae: University of Michigan Museum of Art
Date: 2019/10/12 (Sat) – 2020/1/26 (Sun)
Tue-Sat: 11:00am–5:00pm / Sun: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Free Admission

More Information:

Special lecture

Penny Stamps Penny Stamps Speaker Series:
Mari Katayama: My Body as Material

Date: October 10, 2019 / 5:10pm-6:30pm
Place: Michigan Theater / 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free Admission

*The lecture will be in Japanese with English interpreter.

For more details, download PDF file.

  Mari Katayama Exhibition and Special lecture

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