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Table ronde: La médecine ne se conjugue pas toujours au féminin

Table ronde: La médecine ne se conjugue pas toujours au féminin - Dans le cadre de la Journée internationale des droits de la femme du 8 mars 2023. Les panélistes invitées sont l'artiste Heidi Barkun, l'artiste Karine Hébert et la doctorante à l'École d'études autochtones de l'UQAT Patricia Bouchard. Elles vont aborder diverses thématiques reliées aux soins médicaux à partir d'un point de vue féminin.


LET'S GET YOU PREGNANT! Quand la fécondation in vitro échoue at Centre d'exposition de Val d'Or from February 10 to March 26, 2023

UdeM Nouvelles - Briser les tabous liés à la maternité

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.