"Critical Condition" to open at the Parachute Factory

“Critical Condition: When Silence Speaks,” a group exhibition exploring the “medical-emotional landscape,” will open on Tuesday, July 12, at the Parachute Factory.

“This exhibition seeks to expose the stories about health that you don’t hear, narratives that are underreported, undocumented and untranslated,” says Monica Ong, one of the artists featured in the show. “It seeks to question the structure of the global healthcare system where it is all too easy for women or the ‘other’ to be invisible.”

Ong has created an installation for the show featuring miracle remedies designed to make you beautiful, help you give birth only to sons, remove your accent and allow you to finally fit in, as well as other “cultural cures.”

Also featured in the exhibition are artists Liana Dragoman and Silvia Rigon, and the Center for Digital Storytelling’s “Silence Speaks” initiative, which features stories from Asian-America, South America and South Africa.

There will be an opening reception for “Critical Condition” at 6 p.m. on July 12. The show will continue through Sept. 16.

The Parachute Factory, established January 2008, is a collaboration between the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, the Community Services Network of Greater New Haven and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

The gallery is located in Erector Square, Building One, 319 Peck St. Hours are Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For the latter, contact rebecca.miller@yale.edu.

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