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Skin at The Wellcome Trust

Posted in caught by juliobesq on June 17, 2010
  

“Skingbags” by Olivier Goulet

Running at The Wellcome Trust in Euston till the end of August is a free exhibition entitled “Skin”. Covering the gamut of skin, disease and representation.

www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/skin-exposed.aspx

It’s always good to see work in the flesh so to speak that one’s only seen online. Rhian Solomon is represented by her face lift mask, mentioned in my Dermatographia post, whose delicacy is for more beautifully intricate and eerie than the photograph shows. There’s also great photography from Catherine Opie, Desiree Dolron and blemished  ceramics from Tasmin van Essen.

A highlight, for me at least, is not only the discovering the project “Skinbag” by Olivier Goulet, latex clothing made to resemble human hide, but also the chance to actually try on and wear quite a few of his pieces, replete with a mirror to pose in front of.

Well worth making the effort to visit.

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