Xiao-yang Li in Teratology
Teratology is a term currently connected to the study of physiological development and its potential abnormalities, which also includes deformities in botany, but in the 16th and 17th centuries teratology was essentially the “science of monsters”, which were the subject of collection, wild misrepresentation and propaganda. The exhibition, Teratology, is to be treated as an organism in a continuous state of development, exploring themes, structures and functions relating to the body, myth and monsters. This is a collective dialogue which functions as a myth, or inhabits the body of a ‘monster’, a growing organism, continuously reshaping in response to its environment. The exhibition has been conceived and curated by John Thole.
On view 8 – 29 June 2018