Social Skin

May 28 – August 1, 2010

Social Skin– the third in a biennial series of exhibitions collaboratively curated by VCUarts Museum Studies students-included an eclectic mix of artworks and objects that present, explore, and delight in the body as cultural artifact.The body is at once biological and sociological. It is the container that distinguishes death from life, though it is only when our body fails us that we become aware of its complexity, its frailty, its physical presence—and our complete dependence upon it. At the same time, our bodies offer a means through which we craft our individual identities. Although each physical body is unique, we embellish and mold it to further elaborate our sense of self.