ANATOMICAL ART EXHIBITION 2022:
THE UNFORGIVING BODY

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Following such an unprecedented year, the UCL Anatomy Art Exhibition returns for its fourth time to present its theme for 2022: The Unforgiving Body. A much-loved event in the past and winner of the UCL Student Union’s Best Event Award 2020, we hope to hold the exhibition once again as an in-person event in Term 2. In a year which has been hard to describe, what better way to express yourself than in art! We are all very excited to see what you can create! This multimedia art exhibition was themed "Surreal Bodies" last year, featuring over 20 student artists and anatomists from universities across London, featuring around 50 pieces of diverse artwork. 
AAE 2022: THE UNFORGIVING BODY we delve into what makes the human body unforgiving. One interpretation could be that our immune system rejects foreign organisms and cells, and that there are many ways that we may feel our own body is hostile to live in. The body can also be considered unforgiving by being, at times, fragile and without allowance for error.  

We hope that the theme will also allow artists to explore ways other people are unforgiving about the human body. From scrutiny of bodies from fashion and the media, and our own body insecurities, to strict moral and social codes imposed on people’s bodies. 'Unforgiving' can even describe artists who depict the body in a raw and 'unflattering' way. 

We aim to display the creative work of students and faculty from diverse medical, scientific and artistic backgrounds, to encourage cross-disciplinary perceptions & interpretations. There is a £30 cash prize and certificates will be awarded to all participants. ​
Join us for an exhibition of reflective and illusory splendour on 26th and 27th February 2022.
Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022 from 12 - 5PM 
 
We congratulate the winner, Deborah Magnoni on their piece Jane Doe: An Autopsy and the second place winner Kenji Yip Tong with their piece A Neo's Progress. We also would like to mention Amanda Hertzberg's sculptures, Dysphoria, for their insightful look into gender dysphoria and surgery.