Thursday 1 July 2010

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BI&SP Month Event: Skin: EXPOSED

Thanks to Becky of The Bookette for tweeting me the link to this! This is something the Brits my be interested in.

16-17 July 2010

Nudity is an intimate state, perceived differently across times and cultures. For some it is a taboo, for others something to be celebrated. Join us for this special two-part 'skin-posium' to explore nakedness in all its guises.

Friday: Literary reading, 19.00-21.00
Bask in words of literary masterminds Milton, Keats, Tennyson and others. The evening includes a drinks reception so you can get to know your fellow guests.

Saturday: Talks and discussions, 10.30-17.00
Experts from the worlds of history of art, evolutionary science and more will explore how bare skin is understood in different cultures, how nudity makes us feel and how our ancestors evolved to reveal their bare skin in the first place.

Our multidisciplinary speakers include 'Skin' curator Javier Moscoso, fashion historian Rebecca Arnold, geneticist Walter Bodmer, historian of art Jill Burke, author of 'A Brief History of Nakedness', Philip Carr-Gomm, human geographer Glenn Smith and anthropologist and film-maker Michael Yorke. Friday evening is curated by Steven Connor, author of 'The Book of Skin'.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

£30 full price/£20 concession for both days, including drinks on Friday evening and lunch, tea and coffee on Saturday.

Please call 020 7611 2222 to book.

To accompany our 'Skin' exhibition.

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road

Taken from Skin: EXPOSED - Wellcome Collection.


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