The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

Laura Swanson ’11 : What Can a Body Do

October 26, 2012 - December 16, 2012

The exhibition What Can a Body Do?,which opens October 26 and runs through December 16 at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, explores 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 features the work of nine contemporary artists who invent and reframe disability across a range of media.