The Invisible Body 1 Nov 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

By on September 17, 2017

The invisible body is a unique exhibition of photos from medical labs, shown at the Sven-Harry Art Museum in Vasaparken, Stockholm, November 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018. The exhibition shows and describes research in forefront from a different perspective, the visual – but as though can not be seen with the naked eye. The exhibition depicts normal and disease states through beautiful pictures, fascinating installations and movies.

– It’s something particularly awesome with the combination of something so awful and something so beautiful in the same picture depending on how you look at it and what you know about the image, says Mona Norman, project manager for the exhibition.

– The idea of the exhibition was awakened when I saw a picture from a researcher studying skin cancer. I was fascinated by the fact that the picture could be so beautiful! Images and visualizations are important tools in research, as well as numbers and letters. It is also an educational tool for explaining advanced research.

The exhibition tells about medical research with the image as a starting point. In the exhibition there is also a historical perspective that includes material from the Hagströmer Library archive and contemporary contributions from photographer Lennart Nilsson. In addition, a part of the technical development of visualization is shown as part of the medical research. In the exhibition shows technical installations of the internationally renowned digital media artist Refik Anadol as well as works by artists like Hanna Beling, Helena Mutanen and Lode Kuylenstierna.

In connection with the exhibition, a series of lectures are held on various medical issues and research fields.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm