Wellcome Collection: Skin
10 June-26 September 2010
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Exposición colectiva / Group exhibition: Skin
Comisarios / Curators: Javier Moscoso (CSIC) y Lucy Shanahan (Wellcome Collection Curator)
Assistant Curator: Nike Fakiner
Fechas / Dates: 10 junio – 26 septiembre
Lugar / Place: Wellcome Collection. Londres.
Artistas participantes: Gemma Anderson, Aziz + Cucher,
Heather Barnett, Zane Berzina,
Helen Chadwick, Araminta de Clermont,
Tamsin van Essen,
Miyako Ishiuchi, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marta Lwin,
Rosa and Mercedes Peris,
Jill Scott, Rhian Solomon,
Milagros de la Torre,
The ‘Skin’ exhibition invites you to re-evaluate the largest and probably most overlooked human organ. We will consider the changing importance of skin, from anatomical thought in the 16th century through to contemporary artistic exploration.
Covering four themes (Objects, Marks, Impressions and Afterlives), ‘Skin’ takes a philosophical approach. It begins by looking at the skin as a frontier between the inside and the outside of the body. Early anatomists saw it as having little value and sought to flay it to reveal the workings of the body beneath.
The exhibition then moves to look at the skin as a living document: with tattoos, scars, wrinkles or various pathologies, our skin tells a story of our life so far. Finally, the skin is considered as a sensory organ of touch and as a delicate threshold between life and death.