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A Totally Sick Exhibition at the Medical History Museum

News: Apr 18, 2016

Students from the MFA Fine Art program at Valand Academy and The Medical History Museum present the exhibition "Totally Sick! Artists' Interventions in the Medical History Museum", 21 April - 12 May.

From video art by Ram Krishna Ranjan (2016)

Totally Sick! / Helt Sjukt!
21 April - 12 May 2016
Opening 21 April at 18:00

Medicinhistoriska Museet
Östra Hamngatan 11
411 10 Gothenburg

‘Totally sick!’ is an exhibition produced and curated by six MFA Fine Art students from Valand Academy and staff from the Medical History Museum. The artists have been working together for six months with the collection of the Medical History Museum to create interventions and artworks exploring a range of subjects from survivalism, mental health, plastic surgery, lack of emotional subjectivities, quarantine, social segregation and contemporary population management. The exhibition features various artistic mediums such as installation, performance, sculpture, painting, video and sound.

Multiple artistic interpretations, expressions, interventions and strategies are employed to arrive at a deeper understanding of structural tropes, which shape themes related to medical science, society and history.

The exhibition challenges and analyses the notions of a medicalized society by investigating several dialectics present in such a medicalized society such as body-mind, body-machine, body-city and body-archive. In addition, the exhibition delves into understanding and enacting artistic critiques related to the institutional framework under which a museum like this one operates.

‘Totally sick!’ is also supported by a public program of events, including weekend tours by the artists, talks by invited speakers, a performative lecture, and a film screening.

For guided press tour contact Gunéll Kulieva

Participating Artists: Karl Bergström, Joel Danielsson, Geraldine Juárez, Gunèll Kulieva, Ram Krishna Ranjan och Andreas Westerberg.

More information: sahlgrenska.se/museum, Tumblr: totally-sick.tumblr.com, Snapchat: totally-sick

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