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An article discussing our virtual exhibition Réappropriations Acte 1 now on view at Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal (in French).

Confabulations: art practice | art history | critical medical humanities

Infertility and Unpregnancy: Strategies for Transdisciplinary Practice in Art and Medicine
May 18, 2022 at 4pm to 5.30pm BST / 11am to 12.30 pm EDT

A dialogue between art historian Tamar Tembeck and artist Heidi Barkun, and a response from Isabel Davis, followed by a collective discussion.

In a dialogical exchange with art historian Tamar Tembeck, Heidi Barkun will introduce three of her recent art projects, and reflect on the tensions and gaps that must be navigated in straddling the worlds of art and medicine. Questions to be addressed in their exchange include: which art communities are open to receiving medically-informed works? What are the expectations towards (and limitations of) art in medical contexts? Are there representational taboos on either side, and what strategies are used to respond to them? In what ways can art practice shed light on the limitations of medical culture, and conversely, how does medical subject matter reveal certain closures in the art world? Finally, as artists and cultural workers, what strategies might be adopted to circulate nimbly across these fields? 

Isabel Davis, co-collaborator on Conceiving Histories and expert on the long culture history of trying to conceive, will respond to Tembeck and Barkun’s presentation.

Réappropriations. Acte 1

The McConnell-Université de Montréal Research-Creation Chair on the Reappropriation of Maternity is pleased to present the virtual exhibition: Réappriopriations. Acte1

In partnership with Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal, this project shows the work of the artists in residence Heidi Barkun, Caroline Boileau and Kimberley de Jong.

The exhibition is available on the Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal website until  June 30, 2022