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Bodies in Water

October 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Memories of India - Woman at Temple, Kannur

From the moment of inception, our bodies are immersed in water. Our connection to this essential element is primordial, as it is crucial for all forms of life. Instinctively we immerse ourselves in water for cleaning, relaxation, and entertainment. Yet, water is becoming scarcer in certain places and overwhelming in others.

Access to it, and protection from it, present some of the most pressing social and economic concerns today. The work in this exhibition, drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection, captures the many creative ways photographers have explored the human body in relation to water. Showing the physicality of the flesh and the fluidity of water, these images remind us both of the origins of life and our dependence on water for existence.

Artists in this exhibition include David Armstrong, Shimon Attie, Karl Baden, Stephan Brigidi, Paul D’Amato, Susan Derges, Chris Enos, Dore Gardner, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Russel Hart, David Hilliard, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Mary Mattingly, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, John O’Reilly, Melissa Ann Pinney, and Edward Weston.

Organized by Martina Tanga, Koch Curatorial Fellow.

Details

Start:
October 6 @ 10:00 am
End:
March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Website:
https://decordova.org

Venue

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-2600 United States
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Website:
https://decordova.org/art/exhibition/bodies-water