Body of Evidence by British artist Tom Corby, in collaboration with Gavin Baily, is taking place at Kasa Galeri, Istanbul from March 21 to April 20, 2013.
Opening Cocktail: March 21, 2013 at 18:00
The exhibition initiates a series of new artworks and installations designed to blur the boundaries between medicine, data, documentation, economics and art. Conceived as a complex autoportrait of the body undergoing advanced treatment for cancer, the exhibition serves as the primary site where the possibilities, visibilities and public manifestations of the body at its most vulnerable are tested to their limits.
The exhibition Body of Evidence charts the artist’s expedition inside his own body and across his own soul, exploring the existential data of a body/object subjected to medical intervention; the body as a system that while in the process of shutting down, continues to produce data.
In equal parts heroic and obsessive, this project touches on attitudes to death and disease in a wider sense, namely a desire to find ways, processes and forms to transcend the act of termination and come to an accord with our feelings about it.
Produced in collaboration with MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts), Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University and the University of Westminster.
Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti
Associate Curator: Vince Dziekan
Curator: Ozden Sahin
Junior Curator: Jonathan Munro