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Fit Bodies: Student Competition

By Debbie J Challis, on 11 June 2012

Impact by Graham Isted

A few months ago the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology ran a student competition asking for photographic and graphic entries on the theme of Fit Bodies: Statues, Athletics and Power. We asked for original responses to the idea

Greek Women resting at Olympia by Mara Gold

of ‘What is a Fit Body?’ These engaging responses are now on display in UCL North Cloisters (the main Wilkins Building) and the Petrie Museum as well as on this blog.

Rash by Arthur Kay

Do come and have a look at the entries in the flesh. The display in the Petrie Museum considers the importance of physical prowess in ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as the legacy of those ideas today, intercut with the student responses.

The exhibition of entries in the North Cloisters as accompanied by the viewpoints of various people that challenge cliches and assumptions about ‘What is a Fit Body?’; whether cosmetic surgery, the female body and body building, playing sport or the damaged body.

With thanks to all the students for their entries!

Untitled by Emma Wong

 

Modern Student in Ancient Olympian attire by Awat Rahimi

Romulus and Remus I by Sophie Blagden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Running by Antonia Clare Grant

One Response to “Fit Bodies: Student Competition”

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    Fit Bodies: Statues, Athletes and Power | Houyhnhnm wrote on 11 June 2012:

    […] augmented by entries from a student competition of photographs on the same theme. The entries are here; the winner was Mara Gold with her fun “Greek women taking a rest at Olympia” (slightly […]

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