A Cabinet of Disorders
June 2017

In a system as complicated as the human body, with such variation of form and function and adaptation, there is much that can go wrong. And as far as medical technology has advanced, especially in the last hundred years, there's still so much that we're only partially equipped to deal with. How we deal with the problems that do arise -- personally and societally -- may bring out significant human qualities: innovation, empathy, perseverance, and adaptability. It is in this way that this collection of maladies and ailments, common or unique, offers not only a look at our weakness, but at our strengths.

FRAGMENTS by Ali Cherri

Archaeological artefacts, Taxidermy bird, Light table - Variable dimensions - Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès, Paris

Assembled over a year of visits to auction houses in Europe, Fragments looks at the commercial value of historical objects. These archaeological artefacts are acquired on the ‘legal’ market by experts who verify origin and provenance. However, many objects in the market are fake; next to a first millennium Indian bust could be sitting a counterfeit Greek sculpture fabricated in a Parisian suburb. What stories do these objects tell? Are they an index of long-lost history or the reflection of a society that lusts for material possession?

 

A Cabinet of Disorders
abNormal
Barry J. Gibb
A Cabinet of Disorders
Airy Me
Yoko Kuno
A Cabinet of Disorders
Every Palsy Has its Silver Lining
Adela Komrzyova
A Cabinet of Disorders
In Vivid Detail
Dara Bratt
A Cabinet of Disorders
Peau (Skin)
Marine Koenig
A Cabinet of Disorders
Stick
Martha Goddard
A Cabinet of Disorders
The Lion's Mouth Opens
Lucy Walker
A Cabinet of Disorders
Nzara '76
Jon Noble
A Cabinet of Disorders
COLORCONDITION
Jason Chew, Rodrigo Valles
A Cabinet of Disorders
Free the Mind
Phie Ambo
A Cabinet of Disorders
Huntington’s Disease Neuron
Gist Croft
A Cabinet of Disorders
In Crystal Skin
Michaela O'Brien
A Cabinet of Disorders
Orgesticulanismus
Mathieu Labaye
A Cabinet of Disorders
Estereoscopía (Stereoscopy)
Xacio Baño
A Cabinet of Disorders
Slom (Breakdown)
David Lovrić
A Cabinet of Disorders
Despertar (Awake)
Marta Medina Del Valle
A Cabinet of Disorders
Nulepsy
Jessica Sarah Rinland
A Cabinet of Disorders
Patient 39
Dan Clifton
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