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Ohio Arts Council Grant for 'Hypermobility'

MANDEM has been awarded an individual artist grant from the Ohio Arts Council for the second consecutive year.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

The funding will be used to continue work on the "Hypermobility" painting series, which has exhibited in Italy, England, Canada, and the U.S. The Ohio Arts Council panel applauded MANDEM's extensive community engagement with this painting series.

"Hypermobility" depicts models with connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, exploding the line between medical documentation and art while recentering disability as a form of beauty. "As art objects, their larger goal is to reinsert disabled bodies into the often-inaccessible homes of art and mythology," MANDEM's artist statement reads.

MANDEM also received a grant from the Ohio Arts Council for the previous 2016-2017 grant period.

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MANDEM’s "Hypermobility" series is being documented online at Published January 30, 2018


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