Traveling exhibition 'My Body, My Work' explores body autonomy of women, minority groups

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, April 1, 2022 - 2:30pm

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Andrea Bowers
"My Body My Choice / Her Body Her Choice," 2021 by Andrea Bowers for the Study for the Association of Hysteric Curators.

When you think of the word “hysteric," you might think of hysterically laughing or hysterically crying. It’s an over-the-top trope to describe women and their emotions that way. And that’s exactly why the Association of Hysteric Curators chose it.

The loose collective of feminist artists formed back in 2014 when one of its founders was met with a rhetorical challenge that she decided to take seriously. And the rest is history.

Now, the group has a new traveling exhibition that’s currently showing at Cobra Flute Projects on Grand Avenue called “My Body, My Truth.” It’s an exploration of women and other minority groups having control over their own bodies. In each city, the curators invite new work to be submitted by local artists — and then that work can travel on with the show if they choose.

Mary Anna Pomonis is one of the artists who started this collective. The Show spoke with her to learn more about it.

The exhibition, “My Body, My Truth” closes April 1 at Cobra Flute Projects on Grand Avenue.

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