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Drawing on medicine : A talk by Dr. Ken Arnold of the Wellcome Collection

Dr. Ken Arnold directs the exhibitions and events at Wellcome Collection – London’s free destination for the incurably curious, where medicine, life and art are intriguingly brought together in order to investigate and illuminate aspects of the human condition. In the context of the current exhibition and James Yamada’s Parasolstice – Winter Light, he will discuss the contemporary intersection of science and art and the inspiration he draws both from the Edwardian collector, philanthropist and entrepreneur Henry Wellcome as well as the earlier tradition of curiosity cabinets (Europe’s first museums), where interdisciplinarity was more a way of life than a fashionable methodology.

£5/£4 concessions

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7490 7373
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Forthcoming Exhibitions:
Lines of Thought: Helene Appel, James Bishop, Hemali Bhuta, Raoul De Keyser, Adrian Esparza, Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, Nasreen Mohamedi, Fred Sandback, Conrad Shawcross, Anne Truitt, and Richard Tuttle
29 February – 13 May 2012 (Preview 28 February)

James Yamada: The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees
Parasolstice – Winter Light 2011
until 18 March 2012

Monday: open by prior arrangement
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 12-5pm

Admission free

Founded in December 2004, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a registered educational charity in England and Wales and a not-for-profit institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.
Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works in various media by contemporary artists, and also sets up a variety of other artistic projects. Each exhibition is accompanied by a publication and related educational events. The foundation does not bear the founder’s name, and its exhibitions are not derived from the founder’s collection. Admission to exhibitions is free of charge.
Parasol unit operates like publicly funded institutions in London. Currently 58% of the funding is provided by the founder and 42% through Gift Aid, charitable organisations, private donations and the sale of merchandise. The exhibition space has been put at the disposal of the foundation free of charge by the founder. Thanks to this new model between private funding and public support one of London’s most vibrant contemporary art spaces has come to exist.


Dr Ken Arnold | talks


Date and Time:

7 March 2012 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



Parasol unit
14 Wharf Rd
N1 7RW
0207 490 7373

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