Fitzwilliam Museum

The Human Touch

Making Art | Leaving Traces

This exhibition ran from the 18 May 2021 to 1 August 2021

The Power in your Hands

The splayed hand, the clenched fist; political movements often deploy the symbolic power of the hand. Its image evokes protest and the refusal to submit, conveys agency and the desire for self-determination. Bound or shackled hands signal enslavement and de-humanisation. The extended hand supports those in need, reaches out across divisions, and seals the bond between individuals, communities, and nations.

Word count 60

Sections of the exhibition

Fitzwilliam Museum
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