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Body Control

  • Museum Arnhem, De Kerk 

  • Curated by Anne-Karlijn van Kesteren 

  • Exhibition design by MAISON the FAUX


Body Control shows a surprising combination of recent jewelry and fashion design from more than 100 international designers and artists. Body Control responds to current social issues concerning the manufacturability and limits of the human body. “De Kerk”, the temporary presentation space of Museum Arnhem, is the backdrop for more than 200 recent designs that each tell their own story: recognizable, alienating, innovative and often controversial.

Body Control shows a large selection of objects, jewelry, clothing and installations. Framed in three themes – Human, Extra-Human and Superhuman – the exhibition uses the stimulating imagination of artists and designers to let the public take a position on current themes. Can jewelry play a role in misleading facial recognition software? Or how does a series of objects stimulate the discussion about labia corrections? Can jewelry make us smarter? Or immortal?

The exhibition opened on 2 November 2019 and can be visited until 26 January 2020.