Hygiene: The Art of Public Health

  • Coxall H
  • Skelton P
  • Fletcher T
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Abstract

This article is a response to the exhibition Hygiene: The Art of Public Health - a site-specific exhibition of artists' interventions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in May-July 2002. The event raised the profile of the debate about artists making work on sites dedicated to scientific research and of the nature of art/science collaborations. This article is not intended to be a review of the exhibition - rather it is an opportunity to discuss issues that the artists responded to and the implications of staging these events with a particular focus on the curatorial process. After an introduction to the nature of art/science collaboration, there follows a description of the work itself in the context of the LSHTM. This is followed by an interview by Helen Coxall with the two curators, Pam Skelton and Tony Fletcher. Copyright © 2003 SAGE Publications.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Disease
  • Disgust
  • Eugenics
  • Hygiene
  • Identity
  • Obsession
  • Science
  • Taboo

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Authors

  • H. Coxall

  • P. Skelton

  • T. Fletcher

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