Bodies the Exhibition going to Indianapolis

From Indianapolis Business Journal: BREAKING: Controversial cadaver exhibit coming

Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions Inc. is looking to bring its controversial “Bodies … the Exhibition” show to Indianapolis. The exhibit, which features cadavers that have been plasticized, dissected and posed, has been dogged by reports that the specimens used in the presentation may be the remains of tortured Chinese prisoners.

If the show opens here, it would debut mere months before the Indiana State Museum is slated to bring the more reputable “Body Worlds III” exhibit to Indianapolis. The founder of that show’s company, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, has spoken out against using bodies from China, which doesn’t closely regulate its specimens.

Premier is looking at putting the exhibit at the Circle Centre Mall.  Cincinnati is one of the few places where this exhibit has been shown in a museum.  More often the exhibit has been shown at shopping malls or casinos. 

It’s clear that Premier is all about making profit, trying to slide the show into Indianapolis to steal the crowd before Body World III shows up.

Premier is about to open Bodies the Exhibition at the Luxor in Las Vegas on August 2, 2008.

If you’re new to controversy about Bodies the Exhibition, here are some links to what I’ve written previously about this exhibit.

Bodies: the Exhibition in Cincinnati. Unethical. Bodies shown without consent of the dead
Exhibitor of Cincinnati’s Bodies the Exhibition settles with NY Attorney General

Boycott Bodies the Exhibition Cincinnati

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  • Reply mediakath July 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Interestingly, the location they’ve apparently chosen in Indy is the basement of Claypool Court; this, a small hallway-laden space with the world’s narrowest escalator leading down to it, and tiny bathrooms (not meant for public use, really). I believe this space once held the mall offices, but never an exhibition of any kind. The kicker is, the Weber Grill is just upstairs, throwing wonderful seared steak scents throughout the building!
    Sounds quite a bit like a circus side show to me…and I’m sure the Asian nail spa just upstairs won’t be very happy, either.

  • Reply MT July 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for the additional info.

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