Exploring the construct of body image through art, the BMAG’s current exhibition illustrates how perceptions of our physical selves have been heavily affected by society’s ever-changing standards. With contemporary culture saturated to spilling point with social media and pornography, this exhibition includes wooden sculpture, installation and pop art to look at race, gender, religion and sexuality and create a pertinent, cleverly curated exhibition which manages to pull sharp focus on how the concept of body image has changed throughout time.
Ongoing – Fri 1 Feb 2019 at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH. Open daily 10am-5pm except Fri, 10.30am-5pm. Free. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Published on: Fri 10 Aug 2018