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The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds


Throughout history human beings have sought to extend and supplement their own form to move faster and reach further. ‘The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics’ traces how artists have addressed radical changes to the very thing we humans know best: our bodies. Presenting over 70 artworks, objects and images spanning the late-19th century to the present day, this exhibition explores how sculpture and medical science have augmented the analogue human figure, expanding its reach and power. Read more.

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‘Louise Bourgeois' Leg’

‘Louise Bourgeois’ Leg’ (2002), Stuart Brisley. Courtesy of the Artist and Hales London New York. © The Artist. Photo: Andy Keate

Painted metal facial prosthesis attributed to Anna Coleman Ladd

Painted metal facial prosthesis attributed to Anna Coleman Ladd. Courtesy of the Antony Wallace Archives of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Denkmal der unbekannten Prothesen

Denkmal der unbekannten Prothesen (1930), Heinrich Hoerle. Courtesy of Medienzentrum, Antje Zeis-Loi / Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal

Finger Gloves

Finger Gloves (1972), Rebecca Horn. © Rebecca Horn / DACS, 2016. Photo: Achim Thode

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