Bodies of Knowledge

Published: 3 December 2018

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Tuesday 11 December 2018
5.00pm - 6.15 pm
Hunterian Art Gallery
Admission free but places are limited - booking required

This discussion event explores some of the connections between two current Hunterian exhibitions William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum, a comprehensive survey of Hunter’s collections, which range from anatomy to zoology, and Strange Foreign Bodies, a group exhibition featuring works by seven leading contemporary artists.

Joan Smith (Acting Head of Art, Edinburgh College of Art) will explore the intersection of science, art and material culture as exemplified by Hunter’s écorché figure and casts of the 'gravid uterus', drawing on her research and teaching experience. Artist Claire Barclay will present the series of works she was commissioned to produce in response to Hunter's collection of casts and engravings of the 'gravid uterus'. The event will include a discussion in the gallery spaces where the works are on display.

The event will be chaired by the co-curator of the exhibition William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum, Dr Lola Sanchez-Jauregui.

Followed by a wine reception.

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First published: 3 December 2018

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