Joseph Grigely (Chicago), Alison O’Daniel (Los Angeles), Park McArthur (New York), Carmen Papalia (Vancouver) Christine Sun Kim (New York/Berlin), Laura Swanson (New York), Corban Walker (New York), Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi (Chicago), Artur Zmijewski (Warsaw)
The exhibition What Can a Body Do?, which opened October 26 and ran through December 16, 2012, at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, explored the idea of disability through that very question: What can a disabled body do? What does it mean to inscribe a contemporary work of art with the experiences of disability? How can perceptions of the disabled body be liberated from classifications such as “normal” and “pathological” that so limit our thinking? Curated by Amanda Cachia, the show featured the work of nine contemporary artists who invent and reframe disability across a range of media.