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The delicate art + complex science of masculinity in ‘Friday Late Spectacular: Macho?’ at Wellcome Collection, Apr 7

6 April 2017

The Friday Late Spectacular: Macho? event is on at London’s Wellcome Collection on April 7.

Curated by One Tenth Human, the event will explore “the delicate art and complex science of masculinity” while dissecting what it means to be ‘manly’ and how we can even define it. The night will feature a range of performances, talks, roundtable discussions and more by drag kings, male choirs and other thinkers in the field dedicated to talking about manhood, from mental health to violence.

Some notable events include a talk by Ben Hurst of GREAT Men Initiative ‘Inside The Minds Of 13-Year-Old Boys’ and Liz Ostrowski’s  ‘Working With Men Who Use Domestic Violence,’ a cabaret ‘BROMANCE,’ a conversation collage ‘The Empire Needs Men’ run by Raju Rage and Noa Carvajal and Lois Weaver will host ‘Fragile Masculinity: A Long Table’ among others.

See the Wellcome Collection website for the full programme and details.**

Courtesy the Wellcome Collection, London.
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Dirty show

25 July 2011

Dust, microbes and soil might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about what goes into a great exhibition. Yet, you can trust the Wellcome Collection to turn what we try to ignore or get rid of into fascinating displays guaranteed to yield tidbits of scientific information that make for perfect dinner party conversation. Dirt. The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, the exhibition currently found at the stately home of the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road is just that and more.

Poster for the First International Hygiene Exhibition, Dresden Franz von Stuck, 1911

Structured around different contexts, a mix of works of art, artifacts, documents and interpretive  text provide a comprehensive history of our fraught relationship to dirt. Starting with The Home as seen through the prism of 17th century Netherlands. Fantastic paintings illustrate the Dutch housewives devotion to strict cleaning rituals that were thought to protect the moral virtues of the domestic realm. This coincided with scientists of the time first seeing bacteria. Continue reading Dirty show

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