Extravagant Bodies: Crime and Punishment

Extravagant Bodies: Crime and Punishment

Extravagant Bodies is an international art festival curated by Kontejner, Croatia, examining the socially determined borders between the normal and the pathological, be they concerned with corporeality, appearance, behavior, sexuality or lifestyle. LADA has been a partner on the festival since its outset.

In its first version, Extravagant Bodies (2007), the festival dealt with issues of disability; in the second, Extravagant Minds (2010), mental and psychological health; in the third, Extravagant Age (2015), ageing.  

The fourth iteration of the festival, Crime and Punishment (2016-17), takes as its topic the social, legislative, scientific and ideological constructions of criminality and social norms that delineate criminal from non-criminal behavior and has involved exhibition, performance, workshop, theatre, lecture, and film programmes in Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade, Serbia in November 2016, in partnership with KIOSK, Belgrade. More information

LADA is hosting a London presentation of Extravagant Bodies: Crime and Punishment on 17 to 19 November 2017. Full programme and booking details will be announced in Autumn 2017.

Three Extravagant Bodies publications Extravagant Minds, Extravagant Age, Crime and Punishment, are available on Unbound. The first book in the series, Extravagant Bodies is sold out and out of print, but a reference copy is available in LADA’s Study Room


Extravagant Bodies website