Exhibition Eye Eye Nose Mouth: Art, Disability, and Mental Illness in Nanjing, China and Shiga-ken, Japan.
CGIS South Concourse
1730 Cambridge St.
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The exhibition at the Harvard University Asia Center explores the intersection of art, disability, and mental health by displaying original works on paper and sculptures created by ten groundbreaking, self-taught artists from China and Japan.
Their compelling, formally innovative artworks come in a wide range of styles and media, from gestural abstractions and proliferating figurations, to meticulous clay obelisks and eye-popping wall paintings.
The first exhibition of works produced in art workshops for people with disabilities ever to take place at Harvard (and only the second devoted to self-taught artists since the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art’s Exhibition of American Folk Paintings in 1930), “Eye Eye Nose Mouth” offers an original contribution to an ongoing conversation about mental health and the acceptance of mental disability and mental illness in both local and international contexts.
Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Exhibitions, Health Sciences, Humanities, Support/Social
Organization/Sponsor: A Fung Scholar Event sponsored and organized by:, The Harvard University Asia Center , With the generous support of: , The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University , The Harvard Law School Project on Disability, The Harvard-Yenching Institute, The Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies at Harvard University
Cost: Free entry
More info: asiacenter.harvard.edu…