Issue 20: How Are You? - body identity

Pedro Marrero

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(Im)possible Corporalities: An Inconclusive Essay in Six Fragments

Looking back, artist Pedro Marerro identifies milestones in art history and pop culture that contributed to the negotiation of his identity as a male individual with motor disabilities in the face of stereotyped and almost nonexistent representation of “other” corporalities.

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  1. Tobin Siebers, “Disability Aesthetics and the Body Beautiful: Signposts in the History of Art,” Alter 4, no. 2 (October-December 2008): 329-336.

  2. Gloria Maritza Céspedes, “La nueva cultura de la discapacidad y los modelos de rehabilitación”, Aquichan (Vol. 5, núm. 1, October, 2005): 108-113

  3. Robert McRuer, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (New York: NYU Press), 2006

  4. See the 2020 documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham. Los Angeles: Higher Ground Productions, 2020.


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