• Celia Rumsey

    Plan B Evolving Arts

    Many of the stories we tell about medicine have to do with acute situations, miracles performed in ERs and ORs, people on the verge of death brought back to life. But the more once-fatal conditions our technology allows us to survive, the more our problems tend toward the chronic rather than the acute. Celia Rumsey’s sculptural installation “Chronic,” which inaugurated Plan B (formerly the Center for Contemporary Arts), documented her lifelong medical condition. The wonder here is that Rumsey, who was hospitalized with diabetes by the age of three, should make something so grippingly lovely out

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