Visual Arts

Skeleton in the Closet

The visual arts are a powerful way to get people thinking and talking about deep issues. Through intimate portraits and brief stories, Fritz Liedtke’s Skeleton in the Closet series shares the stories of 65 women and men with anorexia and bulimia, giving viewers an in-depth taste of what it’s like to live with and leave behind an eating disorder. Appealing both to fine-arts and health/psychology departments, this exhibit gives universities a locus for ED awareness events, conversation, outreach and education.

Learn more at www.skeletoninthecloset.net, to see how you can bring this exhibit to your campus or community.

Alterations Art Project

This art installation, created in response to the national epidemic of body hatred and eating problems, explores the relationship between clothing and fashion and body image issues, asking the viewer to “alter” their perspective. The project consists of 15 clothing and accessory items transformed into sculptural garments. Each piece tells a different story about identity, body image, and self-esteem in contemporary culture.

To learn more about this project and to see how you can bring this exhibit to your campus or community, visit www.thebodypositive.org/creative-projects/alterations-art-project.html

Body of Work: The Art of Eating Disorder Recovery

The work of artist Judith Shaw, “Body of Work” features assemblage-style sculptures that relate intimate details of life with an eating disorder.  The brutally honest account creates a visceral experience of anorexia rarely explored publicly.  The forms are made from found objects and ordinary materials that are fused using simple fabrication methods.  Accompanying narrative captures the emotional and mental bondage of these complex illnesses as well as the challenges and rewards of recovery.  Hailed as “breathtaking in its simplicity and deeply revealing,” the work has been shown in therapeutic settings, art venues and medical schools. The collection is comprised of over 50 pieces. It has proven to be a potent teaching tool for health care professionals and educators and a catalyst to promote dialogue with patients, family members and the public.  Project catalogue available.

If interested in learning more about how you can bring this exhibit to your campus or community, visit: www.judithshaw.com/

Imagine Me Beyond What You See Body Image Mannequin Art Exhibit and Short Film

“Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art Exhibit and 19 minute Short Film was established by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Foundation in an effort to promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body image on the college/university campus, in High/Middle Schools, within families and communities. Learn the compelling stories and journeys behind the artwork and the artists collective spirit of healing and recovery.

If interested in learning more about how you can bring this exhibit to your campus or community, visit: www.iaedp.com

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