Tag Archives: Exhibition

The art and science of ageing

Population ageing is often discussed in terms societal burden and and the rising cost of health care. This negative dominant discourse is challenged by the ‘Changing Age’ campaign, which aims to ‘bring about a fundamental change in the way society views our ageing population’.

One of the campaign’s initiatives is the “The Coming of Age” exhibition. The exhibition brings together a range of work on the ‘effects, wisdom and achievements of ageing’.

The exhibition can be viewed at GV art, London, until August 18th 2012.

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Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living (27-29 January, London)

‘Death’ is a taboo breaking festival held by London’s South Bank Centre.

The festival aims to confront attendees with the universal truth of their own mortality. This is done with humour and creativity and through ‘music, workshops, literature and installations’.

The festival runs from the 27th to the 29th January. For more information and to book tickets click here.

Death Matters Exhibition – Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

“Death Matters” is a new exhibition at the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

The exhibition focuses mainly on material culture and the rituals of death and dying. Different perspectives about what occurs after death are also examined and contrasted and visitors are encouraged to think about how they themselves would like to be remembered through a number of interactive activities.

For more information click here