How can artworks question prevailing norms and assumptions in medicine and healthcare? Imogen Wiltshire argues that the work of artist Rebecca Harris plays a critical role in exploring and addressing stigma and preconceptions about the fat body.
Alexandra Barmpouti reviews Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp’s Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Blood is not merely a biological substance but has often acquired cultural, religious and
Shanali Perera is a self-taught digital artist based in Manchester, and advocate for the use of creativity to cope with long-term conditions. She took up digital art following early retirement due to a rare
Elena Carter and Anthony Day, archivists at Wellcome Collection, give a candid account of their work cataloguing the ‘profoundly personal’ archive of artist and mental health survivor Audrey Amiss. As archivists, we spend our
‘Representing the Medical Body’ took place at the Science Museum, London, on 28thMarch 2019. Words: Fiona Johnstone. Pictures: Lucy Lyons. “Did you notice that everyone was constantly talking about their feelings?” asked a colleague,
Ilaria Grando responds to Tate Modern’s new display, “Intimacy, Activism, and AIDS”. Two things capture my attention as I enter “Intimacy, Activism, and AIDS” at Tate Modern: one, the intimidating emptiness of the centre
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