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Memento Mori: Art, Medicine and the Body

Lauren Black

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Artists and scientists have a long shared fascination with studying, recording and understanding the human body and engaging with human anatomy, medicine and pathology. Artist, Lauren Black combines her work with historical and rare medical equipment from the Crowther Collection and specimens from the R.A. Rodda Museum of Pathology. Work from a recent arts residency in Penang, Malaysia, an island steeped in the traditions of Chinese medicine and home the the oldest Chinese medical Hall of South East Asia, reveal intimate medical stories from that island.

All these elements are brought together in a 21st  Century appreciation of the ancient art of depicting the body, revealing the unique union that is possible between western and eastern systems.

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Memento Mori: Art, Medicine and the Body

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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