Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Extraordinary Bodies: Mutter Museum Photographs" Exhibition Opening

Last night was the opening for "Extraordinary Bodies: Mütter Museum Photographs" at the Mütter Museum. Above are some images of the event and exhibition; view more here. Or better yet--take a trip to the Mütter to see it with your own eyes--you have until the end of the year. Trust me--its worth it! If you need more persuasion: (from the Mütter Museum webpage:)
Curated by Laura Lindgren. The historical bond between photographers and medicine carries forward to the present day with Extraordinary Bodies: Mütter Museum Photographs, an exhibition that presents more than a decade of work by sixteen contemporary fine-art photographers. Originally curated to coincide with the publication of Mütter Museum, this exhibition has traveled nationally since 2002 and now comes home for presentation for the first time in the Mütter Museum's own gallery. The works in this exhibition find beauty not in conventional forms, but in the internal marvels revealed in the Museum's specimens and medical models. The artists have been drawn to explore the enigma of the body, whether normal or deformed, broken, or disfigured, to create visual metaphors for the human condition. The exhibition includes photographs by Shelby Lee Adams, Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Gwen Akin & Allan Ludwig, Candace diCarlo, Dale Gunnoe, Steven Katzman, Mark Kessell, Scott Lindgren, Olivia Parker, Rosamond Purcell, Richard Ross, Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Harvey Stein, Arne Svenson, William Wegman, and Joel-Peter Witkin, and a selection of historic photographs from the Museum's collection...

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