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Periodical Exhibition

Hughes, B (2018) Periodical Exhibition. Being Human, 15 November 2018 - 28 November 2018, Various. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Periodical is an exhibition of menstrual art, photography, and archival material exploring and challenging cultural ideas about periods in the UK and Nepal. We invite people of all ages and genders to come together to break the cycle of secrecy and misinformation that has contributed to the stigmatisation of menstruation, period poverty, and harmful practices and restrictions that impact the everyday lives of people who menstruate. Whether you are a menstrual maestro or curious about cycles, Periodical is a shame-free space to discuss menstruation for people who do and do not menstruate. The Being Human Festival theme for 2018 - ‘Origins and Endings’ – is threaded throughout this exhibition. Menstruation is often seen as the beginning of life as an adult for adolescent girls with menarche (the first period in a menstruators life) considered a rite of passage. Equally, menopause - the ending of the menstrual cycle - is considered by many to be the beginning of a new phase of life. Periodical presents some of the origins of our cultural attitudes to menstruation shaped by medicine and media representations, and suggests ways to change prevailing negative associations through new representations and education, bringing periods fuss-free into our everyday conversations.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: menstruation; gender; feminism; art; public engagement; archive
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 09:53
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9773

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