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Contemporary Art & Museum Collections

News: May 06, 2016

ANATOMISING THE MUSEUM brings together international artists, curators, researchers and museum professionals to probe at the effects of interventions and incisions in museum collections by contemporary artists.

"Totally sick!"
"Totally sick!" was an exhibition produced and curated by six MFA 1 Fine Art students at Valand Academy and staff from the Medical History Museum in Gothenburg. The exhibition opened on April 21st and could be viewed until May 12th. The exhibition featured artistic interventions reframing the collection of the museum with subjects spanning from survivalism, mental health, plastic surgery, emotions and quarantine, to contemporary population management. For more information visit www.totally-sick.tumblr.com.

From the Medical History Museum in Gothenburg

Seminar: Anatomising the museum
Part of the program accompanying the exhibition was a seminar at Valand Academy 25th of April. The purpose of the seminar was to investigate interpretation and intervention, critical curating and quasi-curatorial methods as effects and methods of artistic intervention in and through museum's collections and their practices. Presenters were:
Dr. Alyssa Grossman, Visiting Lecturer and CCHS, University of Gothenburg
Dr. Joanne Morra, Reader in Art History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London (UK)
Dr. Claire Robins, Reader in Art and Education at UCL Institute of Education (UK)
Dr. Henrik Holm, Senior Resarch Curator at the Royal Cast Collection, Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery, Denmark)
Liberate Tate, collective of artists and activists (UK)
Alyssa Grossman about Museum Bricolage

The seminar was documented by video and will be available at the Webb. This was the second seminar of two. The first Anatomising the Museum: Contemporary Art & Museum Collections was arranged in November 2015 and is available here.

Photo by: Jenny Högström Berntson


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