CURRENT

July 23—October 31, 2021

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©André Terrel Jackson, IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE II

EXHIBITION

July 23—October 31, 2021

The Mental Body takes a new look at the kinship between mind and body. How do thoughts and feelings materialize in bodies? And how does our perception of corporeality affect the way we think about ourselves and others? Despite persisting reductionist ideas of gendered and biological identity, bodies tell manifold complex stories. For bodies are shaped by experiences and environments, by inequities and privileges, and even by the inequities and privileges that imprinted upon those before us. But bodies are also formed by mental means, by perception, concept and feeling. Where the medical establishment has sought to diagnose disorders, mind-body phenomena have been well researched. Examples might range from phantom pain — pain coming from a limb that is no longer there — to body dismorphia. However, those instances, where individuals are actively seeking to bring their physical self in harmony with their mental self, out of instinct or intent, are less discussed or researched. This exhibition concerns itself with aesthetic acts of such self-creation and self-care.

The Mental Body draws inspiration from two sources — a sculpture by Maria Bartuszová and a quote from queer artist Anna Daučìková:

Maria Bartuszová sculpture, untitled

“To live one´s mental body is a persevering and passionate practice: A labour of self-establishment and self-affirmation that Trans-persons do for themselves and for all the others. They do it also for the sake of peaceful co-habitation and in the name of humanity.” 

THE MENTAL BODY

JULY 23—OCTOBER 31, 2021

Thursday & Friday 2—7pm

Saturday & Sunday 12pm—5pm

Entry free, donations welcome

INSTALLATION

Photography by Albert Ting & The Corner

THANK YOU

The Artists
The Corner Advisory Board
Our Volunteers and Supporters

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Rebecca Black
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A’jon Jones
Dwayne Lawson-Brown
Dave Mallory
Christian Morris
Anisa Olufemi
Wes Pyron
Athena Robles
Grace Samboh
Abby Schanfield
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Lauren Wright
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