TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
26-28 May 2017, Ionian University, Corfu Greece
Title: Body Esc
Date & Time: May 25th until June 4th, 2017, 10-16:00
Location: Municipal Gallery of Corfu
Opening: Thursday May 25th, 19:00, Municipal Gallery of Corfu.
Andrew Carnie (UK),
Alkistis Georgiou (Greece),
Marne Lucas (USA),
Joseph Nechvatal (France),
Kira O' Rilley & Manuel Vason (Finland & UK),
Nikos Panayotopoulos (Greece),
Ayse Gul Suter & Ebru Yetiskin (Turkey),
Hege Tapio (Norway),
Adam Zaretsky (USA).
Gathering artworks, from diverse media, created by both Greek and international artists during different time periods, the exhibition Body Esc intends to induce a brief reflection on the meaning of the body in the digital and biotechnological age.
Body Esc is a reaction to Foucault's "medical gaze". A feedback on the post-human clinical perception of patients as cases, ripped of identity, of bodies as sets of organs, turned into a target for manipulation as any other natural resource. Acknowledging that, this failure to recognize the person beyond the body, confines and neutralizes the individual potential in the healing process, Body Esc is a subtle invitation to press the escape key.
Organized within the framework of the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference "Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science", by the Ionian University, the exhibition is integrated in the program of the 11th Audiovisual Arts Festival. Body Esc is co-curated by Dalila Honorato, Assistant Professor in Aesthetics - Semiotics, and Marina Papasotiriou, curator at the National Gallery of Art - Corfu Annex, and is designed by Tania Tsiridou, adjunct instructor in Interactive & Audiovisual Arts. The exhibition will take place in the Municipal Gallery of Corfu (Ionian Islands - Greece), from May 25th until June 4th, 2017.