Brains: The Mind As Matter
Opens: 29/03/2012 Closes: 17/06/2012 The Wellcome Collection, LondonA comprehensive look at man's attempt to understand the body's most mysterious organ. The exhibition contains real brains - including Albert Einstein's - alongside works by contemporary artists and kaleidoscopic ‘brainbow' images, which reveal neurons in technicolour brilliance. It's certainly not all science though, as the grey matter's cultural and social place is looked at too. For more information visit: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/brains.aspx Buy: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/visit-us.aspx
Guardian“A quest for the brain's secrets...” All kinds of uses and abuses of the brain are featured: from the pioneers of brain surgery, the quacks of phrenology and the attempts to justify racism and sexism, through to contemporary artistic responses to this inscrutable lump of matter...
View London“Musings on the nature of brains...” The Wellcome Collection moves away from the fields of psychology and philosophy and instead considers the brain as a physical organ that has been the subject of human intervention and enquiry for hundreds of years...
The Arts Desk“The mind is a beautiful mystery...” This exhibition asks not what the brain does or how it does it, but what we have done to it. For here we’re invited to regard the brain as a physical entity and sliced, shrivelled, diced or scanned, it’s certainly a marvel to ponder...
The Independent“Visually, brains have limited appeal...” The exhibition keeps a tight focus on the brain as a physical object – a thing to be measured and classified, modelled and mapped, sliced, freeze-dried and pickled, as well as sounded by the non-invasive MRI scans of today...
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