Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, the installation of Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at The Ringling will be overseen by by Dr. Matthew McLendon, Ringling's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibition considers the relationship between mind, body and spirit through a selection of paintings, photography, videos, sculpture and installations that are designed to inspire compassion and commemoration. The four thematically distinct sections —"Objects and Absences," "Violence, Empathy, and Erasure," "Sublimation," and "The Mind-Body Problem"— each offer a particularly compelling lens through which to view contemporary works of art.
Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art has been organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee. Phantom Bodies is made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.
Support for this exhibition was provided by the Amicus Foundation Endowment, the Robert G. and Diane D. Roskamp Endowment, and the Arthur F. and Ulla R. Searing Endowment.
Image: Adam Fuss (British, b. 1961). Medusa, from the series Home and the World, 2010. Gelatin silver print photogram, edition 3 of 9, 94 1/2 x 56 3/4 in. Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. © Adam Fuss