Choose Your Own (Art) Adventure
BMAG needs YOU!
Within and Without: Body Image and the Self is a new exhibition at BMAG, and your next free lunchbreak sorted. Created as part of a collab with 80 partners, from academics to school kids, the exbo explores how body image impacts on issues such as social status, gender, politics and sexuality, using pieces from 1825, right through to brand new photographic commissions. Next to each work, you'll get colour-coded options to chose from, rather than just the usual seven-word "museum label" explanation. You can follow a trail dictated by which object you feel most drawn to, from the wall pictured. You can read personal responses to the objects. Or get into the academics behind the art if that's your thing. Whatever path you take, leave time for Pygmalion, a shocking and controversial piece which relates to skin lightening — one of the curator's objected so strongly to its inclusion, that their objection has actually been included in the exhibition. However you like your art, or even if you're not so sure you like it at all yet, this is a super engaging collection, covering important issues in an accessible, positive way. And there's a feedback box, plus real-life volunteers who want to hear how you found it to help direct the museum's future programming. More of this please arty types. Until Feb
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