"Pierce, Mark, Morph"

Lauren Kalman, <i>Hard Wear</i>


Past Event
Are you all tatted up? Do you fancy a new piercing? Thinking about visiting the plastic surgeon for a pair of augmented breasts? Join like-minded individuals and explore the history of body modification in "Pierce, Mark, Morph," a new exhibition at the Frost Art Museum FIU (10975 SW 17th St., Miami). The show juxtaposes pre-Columbian sculptures with contemporary work, teaching viewers that body modification has long been embedded in cultural history. Mesoamerican works incorporate devices such as ear spools used in 900 A.D. that stretch earlobes the same way modern ear gauges do. Contemporary photography and video pieces show the body used as a canvas to express personal or political beliefs. Contemporary artists in the exhibition include Lauren Kalman, Carlos Martiel, Hiromi Moneyhun, Tatiana Pacero, and Cecilia Paredes. The opening reception takes place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and is free to attend. The exhibit will be on display through February 12, 2017. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission is free. Visit https://frost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890.


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