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[Perspectives] Prosthetic possibilities

The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics is an intriguing exhibition that provides a fresh perspective on the relationship between the human body, its replacements, and its augmentations, forcing us to consider what a body is and what are its limits. This show at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds takes place within an ecology of recent displays in the UK: some (such as War, Art and Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England or the recently opened Wounded at London’s Science Museum) prompted by the centenary of World War 1, others exploring the possibilities of the body in less obvious ways (such as the Wellcome Collection’s Superhuman, in 2012).