The Wellcome Collection in London, UK, will highlight its collection and archives in fall 2022 with Jim Naughten: Objects in Stereo and the UK premiere of Grace Ndiritu: The Healing Pavilion.
These shows will look at museums’ past, present, and future. Jim Naughten’s photography focuses on things that are hidden from public view in museum stores. While Grace Ndiritu, Jarman Award 2022 nominee, unveils two large-scale tapestries based on pictures from museum archives and examines what they indicate about museum practice.
In Plain Sight, a significant new exhibition on the ground floor of the building, investigates the various ways we see and are seen by others. It examines the importance of sight in society via the experiences of visible, partially sighted, and blind persons.
On November 27, 2022, the Wellcome Collection will conclude its long-running permanent exhibition Medicine Man. This closure is a watershed moment for the Wellcome Collection, as it prepares for a major effort to revolutionize how the collection is exhibited in the coming years, informed by the museum’s program and research. The method will magnify the voices of those who have traditionally been removed or marginalized from museums, bringing their stories of health and humanity to the core of the Wellcome Collection. More details will be released in early 2023.
The Wellcome Collection focuses on power, politics, and health this spring. Milk, a major exhibition, will debut in March 2023 and will investigate the interwoven scientific, cultural, political, and economic influences that have contributed to milk’s image as “nature’s perfect food.” Later in the spring of 2023, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy will premiere the fourth installment of their Genetic Automata series, co-commissioned by Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Connecting Science, and Black Cultural Archives, and screened for the first time in this exhibition alongside the entire series of films.
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