Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery




A free exhibition bringing together two artists who explore the representation of chronic illness and reclaim the idea of ‘misbehaving bodies’.

Influential photographer Jo Spence’s (1934–92) work documents her diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent healthcare regime throughout the 1980s. Her raw and confrontational photography is shown alongside Oreet Ashery’s (b. 1966) award-winning miniseries ‘Revisiting Genesis’, 2016. Ashery’s politically engaged work explores loss and the lived experience of chronic illness in the digital era. In October 2019, a new commission by Ashery, exploring the recent death of her father, will be added.

Duration 30 May 2019 - 26 January 2020
Times Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00—18:00 Wednesday 10:00—18:00 Thursday 10:00—21:00 Friday 10:00—18:00 Saturday 10:00—18:00 Sunday 10:00—18:00
Cost Free
Venue Wellcome Collection
Address 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Contact / info@wellcomecollection.org / www.wellcomecollection.org

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