Cultural perception of the human body has shifted from anatomical fact to a perpetually evolving and increasingly artificial or fragmented form. Visceral Bodies presents the work of contemporary artists who investigate the human form, tracing artistic responses to scientific and medical innovations over the past two decades. This book features nearly 30 colour reproductions of works by Berlinde De Bruyckere, Helen Chadwick, Kate Craig, Wim Delvoye, Valie Export, Betty Goodwin, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Sheilagh Keeley, Teresa Margolles, Gabriel de la Mora, Hiroko Okada, Marc Quinn, Thomas Schiitte, Kiki Smith, Magnus Wallin, Luanne Martineau, David Alt Mejd, Wanechi Mutu and Sue Williams.
Visceral Bodies was published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Daina Augaitis and presented from February 6 to May 16, 2010.
Edited by Daina Augaitis
Essays by Daina Augaitis and Stephanie Rebick
7 x 9.75 inches
28 colour illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery