Posts tagged London.

… A new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London isn’t hoping to explain what the brain does for us, but rather what we have done to the brain in our quest to get to grips with it.

It is a beguiling subject for an exhibition. The curators, Marius Kwint from the University of Portsmouth and Lucy Shanahan from Wellcome, have picked a selection of exhibits that swing between scientific specimen and art object (ie, half are grotesque, half are beautiful, and not always predictably so).

The modest exhibition is divided into four sections: measuring/classifying, mapping/modelling, cutting/treating and giving/taking.