SKIN Exhibition

Curators: Javier Moscoso (CSIC) y Lucy Shanahan (Wellcome Collection Curator)

Assistant Curator: Nike Fakiner

Dates: 10 june – 26 september 2010

LocationWellcome Collection. London.

Artists: Gemma Anderson, Aziz + Cucher,
 Heather Barnett, Zane Berzina,
 Helen Chadwick, Araminta de Clermont, 
John Coplans,
 Wim Delvoye,
 Brian Dettmer,
 Victoria Diehl, 
Desiree Dolron,
 Tamsin van Essen, 
Margi Geerlinks, 
General Idea,
 Olivier Goulet, 
Tim Hawkinson,
 Miyako Ishiuchi, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marta Lwin,
 René Magritte,
 Rosa and Mercedes Peris,
 Marina Núñez, 
Catherine Opie, 
Libia Posada,
Sophie Ristelheuber,
 Jill Scott, Rhian Solomon,
 Milagros de la Torre, 
Hannah Wilke. 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. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/skin.aspx Image Gallery Go to Skin Exhibition