Lynn Hershman Leeson

Exhibition: For Dear Life

For Dear Life: Art, Medicine, and Disability

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, PST Art

San Diego, CA

September 13, 2024 – February 2, 2025


“…since the 1960s, artists have negotiated and deflected the medical gaze, creating works that assert agency in the face of medicalizing labels and that highlight the role of care in producing new forms of community and healing. Increasingly, artists have come to locate illness and disability not in individual bodies, but as part of a web of interconnected societal, environmental, and historical conditions. For Dear Life is the first historical survey of artistic responses to sickness, health, and medicine broadly.”

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