Mari Katayama Special Exhibition at University of Michigan Museum of Art
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
More Information： https://www.umma.umich.edu/
Penny Stamps Penny Stamps Speaker Series:
Mari Katayama: My Body as Material
＊The lecture will be in Japanese with English interpreter.
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