|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Creators:||Arnold, Ken and Albano, Caterina and Wallace, Marina|
The exhibition was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to launch the Wellcome Gallery of Medicine in Context at the Science Museum. It developed as a close collaboration between the Trust, Museum and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, along with artists and scientists in the UK and abroad. A conference was organised at the Wellcome Trust to galvanise the work in progress (2001).
The exhibition focused on the visual in the understanding of the brain and the mind in historical and contemporary representations, indicating the links between art and neuroscience. The research led to an exploration of both fields through historical artefacts and images, contemporary artworks by renowned artists (e.g. Wentworth, Hughes, and Hockney), scientific imaging, and a specially commissioned video.
The rationale was that of exploring the significance of the visual in relation to representations of the brain and of neuro-anatomy, exploring scientific issues within historical and contemporary discourse. Live collaborations with neuroscientists and artists were monitored systematically by the curators and formed part of the publication and media contributions. Much of the research was continued by the artists and the curators, and gave rise to further fellowships and academic recognition.
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I collaborated in a curatorial capacity on ‘Exploring the Invisible’, an interdisciplinary project by artist Anne Brodie and molecular microbiologist Simon Park (University of Surrey) funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project explores the properties of the light of the bioluminescent bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum. The project investigates human relation with bacteria using enquiry and experimentation across photography, film and installation.
I also collaborate as an external consultant on a curatorial capacity for the Wellcome Trust to the forthcoming exhibition ‘Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love – Leonardo, Okyo, Damien Hirst (Mori Museum, Tokyo, 28th November 09 – 28th February 2010). The exhibition explores the art and science of the human body historically and through contemporary art and is based on the medical collection of the Wellcome Trust.
Related outputs: a catalogue (Albano and Wallace, 2002) 'Gregor Mendel: The Genius of Genetics', Czech Republic, ISBN: 3-9501590-1-2 articles, lectures, and an international scientific conference (2003); further exhibitions : Genova, 2004, "Il Genio della Genetica"; in Chicago, and further North American venues "Mendel, Genes and Genius", 2006-07; a Mendel web site; establishment of a permanent Mendel Museum at Abbey of St. Thomas, Brno.
Professor Marina Wallace
Curatorial concepts, relationship between art and science, representation of medicine and its relation with art. Collaboration with Professor Martin Kemp, Oxford University
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||15 March 2002|
|Event Location:||Wellcome Gallery of Medicine in Context, Science Museum, London|
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|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2009 12:26|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2010 15:45|
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