Exhibition Review

‘Loud and tender’: exhibition review of John Walter’s Alien Sex Club, (Wellcome Collection, London, until 27th August) by Theo Gordon

Theo Gordon writes: What is the pedagogical function of art? How can art communicate complicated information about, for example, developments in HIV treatment, or changes in sexual behaviour and epidemiology, to the public? And, perhaps more importantly, why might art be considered an appropriate channel for the dissemination of medical Read more…

Exhibition Review

R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal (Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, Read more…

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