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Curated by Fiona Kearney\, in association with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre\, UCC

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Lower and Upper Galleries\, 23 November 2012 - 10 March 2013

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Artists: Cecily Brennan\, Martin Cre ed\, Terry Dennett\, Damien Hirst\, Laura Potter\, Mary Rose O'Neill\, The Project Twins\, Paul Seawright\, Jo Spence\, Thomas Struth\, and supporting material 
from the Wellcome Collection.

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Although the developed world has been relieved of many scourges\, chro nic illness is widespread and increasing in prevalence. Few are spared the experience of illness or can avoid being touched by it\, either personally or because of the misfortune of a loved one. This exhibition presents diffe rent perspectives on the experience of illness\, from the candid self-portr aits of Jo Spence during her cancer treatment to the tender and compassiona te portraits of patients by Cecily Brennan\, through to the tongue-in-cheek pharmaceuticals invented by Damien Hirst.

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Fiona Kearney will lead a free curatorial tour of the exhibition at 1pm on Friday 22 February.Great achievements in modern medicine have enh anced our knowledge and treatment of many diseases\, but understanding what it feels like to be sick requires more than technological advances and med ical science. The facts of disease are objective and readily available\, wh ereas illness is subjective\, less accessible\, difficult to teach\, and sa dly\, often neglected. 

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An illustrated exhibition guide accompanies the exhibition and is available from the gallery shop or by emailing shop@glucksm an.org.

International Symposium: The Experience of I llness - Learning from the Arts
An international symposium Th e Experience of Illness: Learning from the Arts developed with colleagu es in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre presented an overview of illness a s expressed not only in the visual arts but also in fiction\, poetry\,histo ry\, narrative\, dialogue and cinema. 

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For press i mages and further information\, please contact exhibitions@glucksman.org

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