During the course of the exhibition an evening event was organised:
hygiene live, comprising Thriller the short film commissioned specially for this exhibition, talks by artists and scientists about Hygiene, and discussion with the exhibition artists and curators.


Thriller a short film by Jordan Baseman

Hygiene, disgust and danger talk by Val Curtis, Hygiene researcher at LSHTM and author of "Dangers of Dirt"

I don't want Malaria performance by Central Saint Martins student artist Jenny Hunt

In, Through and Over Head reflections on the opening night performance by Sarah Cole

These web pages are the catalogue of hygiene - the art of public health, a major exhibition and intervention by artists into the Keppel Street building of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The e-catalogue has now been updated with images.

The artworks in this exhibition, curated by Tony Fletcher of LSHTM and Pam Skelton of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, focus on interpretations and responses to 'hygiene' by some of Britain's most exciting artists. These works explore relationships not only with the research undertaken at the LSHTM, but its architecture, history and collections. The exhibition provides the opportunity to consider hygiene through the lens of visual artists in an institution dedicated to medical research and public health.

For more information on each artist and their work, click on the name to the left.
The links below the artists' names lead to pages with background information about the exhibition and other parts of the LSHTM contemporary arts programme. This includes a text reflecting on ‘
Hygiene and Danger’ written by Val Curtis and Rachel Clarke, researchers into hygiene and infectious disease at the School.

Previous exhibitions have included shows of students’ work from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, ‘Foreign Bodies’ in 2000 and ‘Foreign Bodies 2001.’ There is a student contribution this year '+ The Parasites' presented in parallel to the main exhibition.

This exhibition benefits from exhibition organisation by Polly Gould, and the generous financial support from The Wellcome Trust, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation & Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in addition to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

We invite comments and feedback on the exhibition, using our
feedback form or by email at hygieneshow@lshtm.ac.uk


Tony Fletcher Curator
Pam Skelton Curator
Polly Gould Exhibition Organiser and e-catalogue Editor
Pierpaolo Inga Installation Co-ordinator
Nicholas Cox Technical Assistant
Adrian Cousins Web Designer
Andrea Darlow Graphic Designer
Anne Koerber Photography
Bob Brooks Audiovisual Support
With special thanks to Mike Smith.

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