This exhibition examines the prevalence of the body fragment as both theme and content in contemporary art, demonstrating the dramatic, often disturbing degree of dissolution which has characterized recent art. Work by artists Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Annette Messager, Rona Pondick, Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, Lilla LoCurto and William Outcault include representations of internal organs, bodily fluids, isolated limbs and other body parts which speak to the alienation and sense of fragmentation of individuals in today’s society. These artists deconstruct ideals of coherent identity and an integrated self. Introduction by Donald Hall. Essays by Thomas Laqueur and curator Helaine Posner as well as additional texts by the artists.