MIND BODY: AN EXHIBITION ON SELF-CARE
The care of one’s self: at times a necessity, at others: a luxury, and still at others: a path that veers often perniciously into spirituality.
From Socrate’s conception of the care of one’s self as a mostly philosophical pursuit, to the reclamation of self-care in the civil rights and women’s liberation movements, through its present, de-politicized state in neoliberalism, MIND BODY surveys the varied past and paradoxical present of self-care within the context of a fractured biomedical system.
MIND BODY is a video and aural exhibition that will take place outside of the white cube, in a rented room at the Hotel Yorba in Detroit, Michigan (projected for March, 2019). In correlation with the exhibition, programming will take place below in the community room on the main floor of the hotel. The community room is a space for: alternative health; reading; education; activism; for social practice and generative conversation about obtaining universal healthcare, and how to care for one’s self in a capitalist system that could care less.