Living / Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art
Living/Loss presents different perspectives on the experience of illness by contemporary artists.
Although the developed world has been relieved of many scourges, chronic illness is widespread and increasing in prevalence. Few are spared the experience of illness or can avoid being touched by it, either personally or because of the misfortune of a loved one.
Living/Loss presents different perspectives on the experience of illness, from the tender and compassionate portraits of patients by Cecily Brennan to the defiant, searching photographs created by Jo Spence during her cancer treatments, to the works installed in hospital rooms by Thomas Struth, through to the tongue-in-cheek pharmaceutical packets invented by Damien Hirst. The show includes new work by Irish duo The Project Twins that responds to ideas of social stigma associated with common illness.
An illustrated exhibition guide will accompany the exhibition.
Artists: Cecily Brennan, Martin Creed, Damien Hirst, Mary Rose O’Neill, Laura Potter, The Project Twins, Paul Seawright, Jo Spence, Thomas Struth, and material from the Wellcome Collection.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|