Difference on display

Difference on display

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In society, what passes for normal, and who gets to decide? Who qlooksq normal, and where do we draw the line? At a facial wrinkle, at a visible prosthesis, pills to increase intelligence, drastic cosmetic surgery? The ambitious exhibition Difference on Displayat the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam featured the responses of international artists to this defining social question of our time. Difference on Displayoffered three lines of approach: perfectibility (the ideal norm), consumer culture and man and technology. Alongside writings on the burgeoning discipline of disability studies-which addresses the needs of marginalized groups and the extent to which society can accommodate them-this well-illustrated publication presents work by over 80 artists, including Marc Quinn, Marlene Dumas, the Chapman Brothers, Viktor a Rolf, Louise Bourgeois and Aernout Mik.JOHNSON CHEU UNDER THREAT OF DISAPPEARANCE THE PRESENCE OF DISABILITY IN GATTACA Notes 1 David Kirby, aquot;The Devil in Our DNA: A ... Critics such as David Kirby in his essay a#39;The Devil in Our DNA: A Brief History of Eugenics in Science Fiction Filmsa#39; and ... The question of how filmgoers know that medical cure, and, by extension, normality of body state is preferred to disability - theanbsp;...

Title:Difference on display
Author: Ine Gevers, Stichting de Beurs van Berlage, Michel Callon
Publisher:Nai Uitgevers Pub - 2009

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