Morbus comprises a contemporary art exhibition and a book of collected works that explore physical limitations of the human body relating to dysfunction, restriction, or illness. Together, the selected works emphasise the natural, inevitable, and universal experience of inhabiting an unwell body.

Housed within the GSA graduate degree show at the Tontine building, the Morbus exhibition features works by Glasgow based artists; Caitlin Higgins, Elina Bry, and Flannery O’kafka as well as Canadian artist Alexis Bulman.

The book includes contributions by the artists featured in the exhibition as well as others, and spans a variety of styles including essays, poetry, photography, and interviews. It will be available throughout the exhibition and may also be purchased while supplies last. (£10)

In acknowledging the spectrum of health and ability that exists between the polarised states of able and disabled, normal and abnormal, well and unwell, Morbus aims to encourage engagement with concepts of body occupancy, ethics, repair, and the physical body’s impact on the psyche of the individual.

Morbus was curated by Christiana Myers as part of the MLitt Curatorial Practice program at the Glasgow School of Art/ University of Glasgow.

Accessibility information: The exhibition will be located on the fourth floor of the Tontine building which is accessible via an elevator. There is also an accessible toilet on the fourth floor. Large print copies of the book and the exhibition floor plan will be made available for the visually impaired.

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  • Venue
    Tontine Building
  • Address
    20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES, UK
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