Throughout history, concepts of body and sex have had a significant impact. From ancient idealization of the harmonious, athletic body to the 1960s “liberated” body and gender perceptions to the more recent depreciation of the “natural” body in favour of the “modified” eternally young body.
In the wake of the development of the concept of the body, and that many have come to realize that society not only shapes personality and behaviour, it also shapes the way in which the body appears, there have also been changes to the perception of gender.
Today, traditional gender perceptions and stereotypes, including the concept of “the ideal family unit” are in transition and there is a lively debate about equal rights, women in top positions and men in more domestic roles.
But what happens to our perception of body, sex and gender when the concepts were illustrated and reinterpreted by a group of 25 international artists from 16 different countries and cultures. © glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Glasmuseum Ebeltoft, Denmark
Alison Lowry (IE), Amy Krüger (SE/DK), Andreeva Anastasia (BG), Boris Shpeizman (IL), Emma Woffenden (GB), Hélène Uffren (GB/FR), Ilse Van Roy (BE), Jenny Ritzenhoff (DE/NL), Jitka Havlicková (CZ), Julija Pociute (LT), Katrin Maurer (AT/NL), Libor Dolezal (CZ), Maria Bang Espersen (DK), Matilda Kästel (SE), Mette Colberg (DK), Michal Motycka (CZ), Nadege Desgenetez (AU), Ned Cantrell (GB/DK), Noreen Todd (GB), Palo Macho & Jana Hojstricová (SK), Rebecca Arday (US), Rui Sasaki (JP), Silvia Levenson (AR/IT), Susan Silver Brown (US), Vaclav Cigler (CZ)
View the digital catalog here.