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September 2011

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC) Offers Exhibit Focused on the Human Body

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will present the exhibit, Persona: A Body in Parts, which examines the human body as a plastic surrogate form from which multiple and complex identities can be defined, on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, from Sept. 17 through Dec. 11, 2011.

The exhibition includes new work by Carter (New York), a series of new Soundsuit sculptures by Nick Cave (Chicago), recent large-scale photographs by Nikki S. Lee (Seoul), Barbara Probst (New York/Berlin) and Gillian Wearing (London), as well as a newly commissioned sculpture/performance work by Kate Gilmore (New York).

Our culture has long espoused the mantras of “find yourself” and “be yourself,” as paths to achieving a sense of unique individuality. The exhibition Persona proposes that it may be more accurate to tout “transform yourself” as a new mantra for our age. Adopting chameleon-like personas, donning “second skins,” and creating multiple and obscured depictions of the self, the artists in Persona challenge our notions of the stability of individual identity and create new ways to think about the flux at play in how we portray ourselves and perceive others.

Please check the website for an updated schedule of performances and a full listing of events and educational programs related to the exhibition.

Persona: A Body in Parts was organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions. This exhibition and related public programs are made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company. Special thanks to Heather Flow and to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 336/334-5770 or visit (


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